Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Team Training ~ Day 2

Today was another very exciting day for all. It contained more learning about how to handle the dogs and building confidence in themselves, as well as more natural pack behavior.

More commands were practiced, and games were played. In one game, participants were paired up and asked to "train" their partner (human partner) to do a task such as dancing on a table or getting into a dog crate. 


One of them was sent out of the room while the other told the group what behavior they were training their partner to do. Then they were brought back into the room and were 'trained' to do the behavior.

As you can see, we had some fun with this game and it was a valuable tool to give participants an idea of what it's like to 'clicker train' a dog from both their own perspective as well as the dog's.
Later in the afternoon, participants were challenged by working the dogs through a course attempting commands like jump, wait, speak and shake. In the end, today was all about learning and growing and great strides were made.

Everyone is picking out their favorite dog(s) and are very anxious to know which one will be their FURever friend. 


Thank you to Bridget & Ben at The Pita Pit for donating lunch today!

Don't forget, tomorrow is the first of 10 days of the 'Countdown to Graduation' Raffle. If you haven't already, go to www.canine-angels/raffle to get your tickets online.

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