Meet Vala who has just started her SA journey with me recently. She has me and her mum and dad scratching our heads in a good way!
Chrysta & Daniel had been working on her “alone time training” prior and she has been fully managed for the last 6 months
They described a history of panicked behaviour in her Initial assessment which was what I was expecting to see.
But what I saw was Vala laying on her side snoozing for the entire time! She changed sides a couple of times but was definately snoozing. Three more absences this week and things are unchanged.
It’s not often this happens, so we have a great spring board to start from, but will still approach her training carefully, just in case there becomes a time she puts the paw on the amber light so to speak.
Looking forward to seeing where things go with Vala! #germanshorthairedpointer #seniordogsrule #separationanxietytraining #csat
Look who started his SA training with me this week! Ricky the Italian Greyhound. How ridiculously cute is he, and he aced his very first mission today!
Sometimes it can take a week or so to get into the groove or find the right level for each individual dog, but we seemed to hit his sweet spot right off the bat! That makes me very happy!😀🐶 #separationanxietydog #italiangreyhound #supercutedog
Rocket and I practising his “Rocket Recall” for the first time off leash. Whilst he overshot the return, I was super happy with the speed and directness. Emergency recalls are essential in certain situations. If you need help teaching your dog one let me know.
I had a glove on as the salmon I was giving him was all mooshy! #rocketman #recalls #comewhencalled #rescuegreyhound
Last year I learnt the following:
* not to chase Mia and Meeko 🐯🐯
* that it’s safe to be on my own when mum goes out
* to walk on a loose lead
* to sleep in until mums ready to get up
* to be a bit more patient - this is hard!
* not to winge quite as much as I used to
* to pass other dogs politely!
* some self control
* to accept having my teeth cleaned
* to be a Puppy School assistant @myvetanimalhospital
* not to be so scared of fireworks
* that I have a forever home
* that I’m loved very much! ❤️
Mum thought progress was a bit slow going as far as my training went, but now she’s looked back at it all she’s realised that I actually learnt heaps last year!
If you’re a rescue dog and you need a bit of help settling in and overcoming your fears, mum can help you and you family. She knows it takes lots of patience and support for us to feel grounded and safe and become the best version of ourselves.
She still thinks I have room for improvement, but frankly I think I’m perfect!!! 🚀🚀🚀 Rocket