Practice, practice, practice

Papa sitting calmly

Papa sitting calmly

 

This week in class we worked on walking past the neutral dog, leaving objects on the floor, staying on their spot and coming when called and most importantly, walking on a loose leash ALWAYS!

Bogey being petted by several people

Bogey being petted by several people

The dogs were handled all over, examined all over and loved all over! Becoming a Pet Partners / Love Dog team is a process, not just the end of a few weeks of training.

The handlers want to become so comfortable in their ability to understand their dog, that is becomes second nature. They always know where their dog is, what their dog is signaling, how to position their dog and when it is time to end a visit.

Elsa, ready for a nap!

Elsa, ready for a nap!

After an hour of going through their paces and some role playing, the dogs were tired and happy!