Sally is so bright and eager to learn that she made it easy to teach her how to Leave It. This skill will come in handy when she barks out the window. We also taught her how to Stay, which she did perfectly as I left.
Chase learned how to Drop It and Leave It today. One of his favorite pastimes is to steal throw pillows and chew them, and these skills will help with that. We practiced with pillows, hats (another favorite), and other things and Chase did really well.
Odin's owner really struggles walking the big, strong boy. We began our session by just standing still for about 5 minutes. Odin would walk around and sniff, and when he would look at me I clicked and treated him. He began to sniff less and look at me more. When he sat in front of me and looked at me, that's when we began to walk. We then used a high rate of reinforcement for him walking nicely. His owner remarked how relaxing the walk was!
I was initially contacted because Willa was barking and lunging at other dogs, bicycles, and people that she passed on the trail. Over the course of several weeks we have worked on her impulse control and have done some desensitization and counter-conditioning. She has been ignoring bikes and people, and today she actually met another dog (Ash) with absolutely no problems. We then took a walk side by side and eventually let them loose in the yard together. Willa did great!
Today we worked with Comet and his interactions with the kids. Sometimes he gets very excited and jumps and nips at them. Comet knows how to Sit very well, so the kids will ask
him to do that before he gets too excited. The kids will also be more respectful of Comet's
Trotter, a 6-year old Weimaraner, is reactive to other dogs. Two weeks ago we began a desensitization and counter-conditioning program.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI