My name’s Zoey and I’m brilliant!
I’m a little shy but I’m working on acting politely around other people.
I love learning tricks, the harder the better.
I get so excited when I see my trainer! I jump around and scream for her attention, saying “pick me, pick me!”
I know how to shake, roll over, spin, high five, hug, bow, and play peek-a-boo!
Zoey’s Photos and Videos
Dog Training Log
Dog Training Session 1
Zoey did great today! She was a little nervous going into a new area to train.
We just focused on her leash manners today to get a good idea of where she needed to start.
Since she was a bit nervous, she stayed very docile. She walked directly behind me which was great leash manners.
Is this a normal walking behavior for her?
Since she was doing so well, I did not think a gentle leader was necessary.
If she continues this behavior next time we will try with other dog distractions.
Dog Training Session 2
Zoey did even better today! We worked with the high distraction of the lobby.
I have decided that Zoey’s reactivity is just overstimulation.
I would like you to practice going to a small park or somewhere with a medium amount of distraction.
While there, practice the proper leash manners.
Whenever Zoey’s attention strays, try to regain it with treats (move away from the stimulus).
The second her attention is back on you, reward her!
If she becomes extremely reactive, stay calm. Do not reward the bad behavior. Eventually, the stimulus will move on or she will get used to it and calm down. Reward when her whining stops. Next, reward when her attention is on you.