July 2017 clients

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.

Harley and Opie Cocoa and Samson Bella and Sierra Lexi Moose Finn Bentley Miles Azacca and Teva Abby and Dudley Niko Sawyer June Lucy Timmy Gordie Harley Bailey Buddy Alice Misty and Ginger Luna Sassy Charlie Berrin Juniper

Stay cool out there!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

July client spotlight: Harley and Opie the herder brothers

Congratulations to our July client spotlight, Harley and Opie, the Kelpie and Australian Shepherd!

Harley and Opie are good boys!
Harley and Opie are good boys!

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!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

June 2017 clients

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!

Barrett Timmy Lucy Snoop Dogg Harley and Opie Kirby Luna Moose Avanti Zappa and Suki Gryffen Niko Charlie Rylee Bodhi Sierra Bella Neepo Huck Lily and Tyson Misty Finn Miles Bentley Bumi June Sawyer

We hope you’re having a great summer!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

June client spotlight: Barrett the cattle dog

Congratulations to our June client spotlight, Barrett the cattle dog!

Barrett rocks the loose leash!
Barrett rocks the loose leash!

Barrett is a rescue puppy adopted by an awesome, active gentleman to be a lifelong partner for myriad fun activities. In other words, Barrett is truly lucky! He’s also amazing–very quick to learn, eager to please, and just a fun dude to chill with.

I’ve had the pleasure to see Barrett twice weekly for Day Training visits to work on getting him used to the world, walk on a loose leash and come when called. It’s been a lot of fun, and we take frequent breaks to chew as a teething puppy has to have chew breaks! And play! We have to play and have fun! Playing games like “catch me” and “hide and go seek” have made come when called even more fun to learn.

Barrett is getting off to a great start because his dad knows the value of training in helping them have enjoyment together. It makes me happy to know that they are going to do well together because they’ve been working on it from the very start of his coming home from rescue. This is one of many reasons that Barrett is our client spotlight this month.

Thank you to Barrett and his dad for being so great, and for choosing us to help with their training needs!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

May 2017 clients

May was a really fun month filled with puppies and doggies of all kinds. We very much appreciate everyone who worked with us this month, and are looking forward to a busy summer!

Click on the below photo icons to visit our May 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. You can also join us on our Facebook page to see even more photos of client dogs, great articles, news items and blog posts, and we also have an Instagram account.

Charlie Rainier and Riley Freddie Mac Snoop Dogg Ludwig Von Beardog Tater Bodhi Avanti Roxy Gryffen Luna Sierra and Bella Betty and Hank Loo Rylee Kirby Zappa Samson Barrett Maybelle Gracie Misty Timmy Huck

Have a wonderful start to your summer!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

May client spotlight: Charlie the Labrador retriever

Congratulations to our May client spotlight, Charlie the Labrador retriever!

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Charlie is a charmer!

Charlie is a total charmer but he had some issues with meeting new people and reacting to other dogs, which is why his parents contacted us. We formed a plan including TTouch and other methods to help him feel relaxed and grounded, in addition to desensitization and counterconditioning protocols to help him learn that dogs make great things happen, and how to be calm and disengage, instead of fixate and react. He’s progressing by leaps and bounds, and does great in a lot of scenarios! The most challenging is being more calm around his home environment, but he’s getting better everyday at learning that he doesn’t need to bark at the fence or window.

With the wonderful patience and consistency his parents have given to our plans and the process, Charlie is sure to continue to improve and become more confident. This week he started learning how to do nosework, which should be a great enrichment activity for him! He’s been doing great in our setups with head delightful doggy, Jasper, to practice skills, and with his next-door nemesis (wink), a dog that he finds particularly upsetting.

It’s awesome to see how much Charlie and his parents have learned and grown in this process, and we’re very proud of all of them! Thank you for enlisting our help, and for being such great clients.

Happy Training!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies

April client spotlight: Luna the Rhodesian Ridgeback mix

Congratulations to our April client spotlight, Luna the Rhodesian Ridgeback mix!

Luna gives us a big, beautiful smile!

Luna has been doing a blend of services, working with both Courtney and myself on being calm around other dogs and building body awareness, as well as with me solo on honing her manners and other skills to eventually be able to accompany her mother at work. She’s been slaying Dr. Karen Overall’s Relaxation Protocol and Leslie McDevitt’s Look At That technique.

The most challenging part for Luna is containing herself when we come over but she’s getting better at understanding that we do not prefer being jumped at. Using her harness and leash to prevent the jumping and only give attention and rewards when she is sitting or standing consistently is helping her learn better ways of greeting others. We are also working on Relax on a Mat to help with this and overall learning how to better relax herself. Life is exciting, after all!

Luna is a rescue dog and we love working with rescue dogs. All our personal dogs have been adopted from different shelters and as some of you know, I found another dog that I’ve added to my family after searching for weeks for her people. Being able to work with dogs who may have not had the best start, or who would have otherwise been passed along the system or worse, is very enriching for all of us. We love working with dogs with Luna whose winning personalities coupled with great positive reinforcement training; they are our greatest “ambassadogs.” 🙂

Thank you to Luna and her parents for entrusting with us, and for all their hard work and commitment to her. She is lucky to have them, and they her!

Happy Training!
Laura
Owner, Delightful Doggies