I may look tough, but on the inside I’m a big love bug. I love playing fetch and keep away!
Other than my mom, my favorite people are my trainers. They are working with me on my social skills with other dogs, and my fetching skills (the giving it back part is hard). As well as, my “sits”, my “downs”, my “comes”, my “stays” and “eye contact”.
I’ve been working on these commands for a long time, with my favorite trainers, and have come a long way. I didn’t really like people, at all, when I started. I was also super confused by other dogs; now everybody can be my friend.
I am about to go to daycare all the time, and hang out with my new four legged friends!
Pluto has shown some aggression towards Club Pet handlers. He likes to push handlers out of his way to get through doors and run around, making him difficult to control and catch when free. He tended to mount several handlers and not release. He is lacking the overall mental stimulation and direction that training will give him.
Pluto is very intelligent. He tends to pick up on commands very quickly, when treats are present.
He now consistently knows his name and gives great eye contact! He still requires treats to inspire the good work ethic.
He is getting better at waiting at doorways, for trainers to allow him through on command. He is still bowling over the Club Pet handlers. He has lessened his aggression towards handlers, however.
We are using fetch to teach Pluto to “come” consistently.
Pluto consistently brings the ball back during fetch now. He is having a hard time releasing the ball.
Pluto now knows “sit” like a professional. He no longer needs treats!
We have started working on his “down”, but he tends to struggle with the movement.
Pluto has successfully learned “down” and “okay” to stand up. He can even do push-ups.
He can also “come” from great distances!
He is no longer nibbling on handlers and does not bowl anyone over. He waits for his release command to go through any doorway.
Pluto has now been neutered with the hopes of getting him socialized with dogs in daycare.
He has been gradually introduced with the training manager’s dog and is showing a lot of curiosity. He has never met another dog and been able to socialize with it.
Pluto is now going into daycare with trainers present. He is showing no signs of aggression, only curiosity.
He is still learning how to play and where to sniff, but responds really well when his name is called by trainers.
Pluto’s next step is coming to the Club Pet handlers consistently! He will go into daycare for the remainder of his stay when he accomplishes this.