It’s pretty unbelievable how quickly the weather has been changing here in Colorado, and the beautiful colors that herald the change in season are always beautiful. We are very blessed to live and work here with a wonderful array of amazing clients! Thanks to all of you who have used services this month and who have been referring us to family, friends and colleagues. We are very grateful for all of you!
You can click on the below photo icons to visit our Flickr album of September’s clients, and you can click on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon) to view all the photos in a fun slideshow format. You can also join us on our Facebook page and Instagram account for more awesome photos and other content.
We originally started working with Samson and his mom on behavior modification coaching for him specifically, as Samson has a hard time accepting other people in his home, and being calm on leash when he sees other people or dogs. It took him a little time–and a good amount of liverwurst and other delights–to realize we were pretty cool. Now we’re a part of the Inner Circle of Trust! Samson is such a sweet guy once he realizes there is no need to go on the offense.
As time went by we were happy to also provide some Day Training for him, and regularly care for him and his sister, Cocoa, when mom and dad go out of town as part of our Stay N Train service (not offered to the general public, but to clients who have used our services in some capacity). Cocoa is a sweetheart who has some challenges being connected with her handler while out on walks–she finds the environment and all its delicious smells very distracting!
Working with both of these awesome dogs over the last several months we have seen some amazing improvements. Samson in particular is doing a lot better on walks, checking in with his handler instead of fixating on whatever may be worrisome in his environment. He also really loves playing with puzzle toys and getting belly rubs! Cocoa is getting better at responding to her name on walks and doing short amounts of loose leash walking. She really loves all the attention we can give her, as well as wonderfully stuffed enrichment toys. Step by step, these two sensitive souls are growing each day in their confidence and focus.
We really appreciate the dedication Samson and Cocoa’s people have had in working with them, and us. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of working with all of you!
Autumn is around the corner, and we really appreciate all our clients who filled our summer with fun. We have had one of our most successful years to date, and I am very grateful to all of those who come to Delightful Doggies to find assistance for their dog training and behavior needs. Thank you for choosing us, and for referring your friends, family and colleagues to us as well!
You can click on the below photo icons to visit our June 2017 clients Flickr album. By clicking on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon), you can view all the photos in a fun slideshow format. Remember to also join us on our Facebook page to see even more photos of client dogs, great articles, news items, blog posts and more! You can also check us out on Instagram.
Thank you for another lovely summer!
Owner, Delightful Doggies
Gordie is a very sensitive and loving gentleman who enjoys playing with puzzle toys and chewing on a good stick. He was adopted from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue as a puppy by his current mother, who is very devoted for him and wants the very best for him. He’s such a lucky guy!
We have been working with Gordie through our Day Training program on learning how to go to his bed when guests arrive, and his leash reactivity towards other dogs while on walks. He’s a quick study, and has realized that other dogs mean great things so it’s better to look back to his handler than to fixate and react.
Gordie’s mom has been attentive to our reports from Day Training, studying the videos we take and resources we provide, and learning how to maintain the training through transfer sessions. She’s doing an excellent job so far! It will no doubt take time and consistency but Gordie is lucky that his mother understands this, and is committed to what it takes to achieve a solid, long-term success.
We wish all dogs could be as lucky as Gordie, and we are grateful to him and his mother for entrusting us to help with their dog training and behavior needs. They are very worthy recipients of this month’s client spotlight feature!
July has been hot and humid–and busy! We are happy that we have so many wonderful clients keeping us on our toes, and entrusting us to help them with their dog training and behavior needs. We were blessed to be surrounded by spunky puppies, amazing adult dogs, and committed guardians who want to help their dogs be the best they can be. Thank you!
Clicking on the photo icons below will take you to our June 2017 clients Flickr album; if you click on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon), you can view all the photos in a fun slideshow format. Remember to also join us on our Facebook page to see even more photos of client dogs, great articles, news items, blog posts and more! You can also check us out on Instagram.
Stay cool out there!
Owner, Delightful Doggies
Congratulations to our July client spotlight, Harley and Opie, the Kelpie and Australian Shepherd!
Harley and Opie have a great mom and dad who are expecting their first human baby VERY soon, and wanted to ensure everyone is happy and safe when that glorious day comes (any moment now)! Both brothers are very sensitive herders and we have been working on building their confidence, desensitization and counterconditioning to items like the doorbell, visitors knocking and entering, baby cries, and the new baby equipment, as well as helping them learn how to relax on their own. They’re also getting used to being in their own space away from mom and dad, instead of take all the attention!
Their parents have been very diligent and committed, working especially hard to have success before their due date, and it shows! They’ve sent us videos and given us updates regularly, and kept on a good schedule to keep up the momentum. Truly they have been some of the most amazing clients we’ve ever had, and very deserving of the client spotlight for this month!
We appreciate Harley and Opie and their eagerness to please, in addition to the consistency mom and dad have given them with fun training sessions. It’s awesome that they contacted us before the baby’s arrival to put their minds at ease and plan ahead to be properly prepared. Their compliance to our homework has been key to how much progress we’ve seen in these two awesome dogs in a short amount of time, and blows us away!
Thank you for trusting in us, and we look forward to seeing you for another transition session once your precious baby has arrived!
Owner, Delightful Doggies
We’re in the midst of the busiest time of year, and really want to thank all of you for your continued trust in us to help with your dog training and behavior consulting needs. It’s been raining puppies, too, which has been very fun! The diversity and individual personalities we get to work with is so much fun and helps us continue to learn and grow as professionals. Thank you for choosing the Delightful Doggies training team!
You can click on the below photo icons to visit our June 2017 clients Flickr album, and if you click on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon), you can view all the photos in a fun slideshow format. Please join us on our Facebook page to see even more photos of client dogs, great articles, news items and blog posts. You can also check us out on Instagram!
We hope you’re having a great summer!
Owner, Delightful Doggies