February client spotlight: Carly

Congratulations to our February client spotlight, Carly the mixed breed!

Carly (L) poses with sisters Snickers (C) and Tootsie (R)

Carly is a mixed breed rescue who landed in a wonderful, loving home with two other rescue dogs, and three rescue kitties. It’s all far too adorable so it’s a wonder we ever get any “work” done.Ā šŸ˜‰ But in all seriousness, having Carly as a day training client has been extremely fun! Carly LOVES training and is very excited to learn every time I show up.

I did a 12-session day training package with Carly over four weeks to address her bolting out of the front door and having fun playing “keep away.” She was trained to sit-stay on a mat whenever the door was open, as well as working on her come when called, and hand targeting as an alternate way to call her. She’s done a stellar job and her mother has been very good about complying with management to set her up success (installing a gate so she isn’t able to bolt from the front door when we were still in training, and to give mom a break in case she doesn’t feel like ensuring Carly will do the sit-stay). Mom has also been great at practicing training techniques we’ve used to maintain the training.

We’re doing another 12-session package to maintain this training but also work on other items. It’s nice to have weekly visits with Carly and her sisters; while her sisters have not been the main focus during training, they often like to participate in sitting politely for treats, being a distraction for come when called practice, and playing the It’s Yer Choice game together (as well as vying for my attention and giving me wonderful kisses).

Thank you for entrusting me with your training needs!
Owner, Delightful Doggies

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