Dog Works Training Centers: Private Lessons Dog: Carter

April 10, 2011

Private Lessons Dog: CARTER

Client’s Name: Matt C.

Dogs Name: “Carter”

City: Denver, CO

Breed: Siberian Husky

Likes: his bone

Pet-Peeves: being told what to do

Favorite Toy: haven’t discovered a favorite yet

Favorite Treat: Puperoni

Favorite Walk: likes exploring new parks and areas

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says it’s good that I’m participating in Peak Performance. I get to learn how to be obedient, become a Canine Good Citizen and then learn how to take my owner Skijoring!

Arrival Story: I’m at Denver Dog Works taking the Peak Performance classes with Michele Forto. My program includes manners, obedience, socialization, and leadership skills, as well as, Canine Good Citizen and eventually when I’m big enough learning to pull my owner while we go Skijoring.

Bio: I’m 14 weeks old.  I’m young carefree and love exploring.  I’m a challenge for my owner to train but hey that’s what my breed is known for!  My owner got me in classes with Michele Forto who placed me in Peak Performance about a month ago.  I’m doing well but I am stubborn.

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Dog Works Training Centers: Wednesday 2/23/11

February 23, 2011

Hump Day!

  • Early Start: Picked up Aussie and Rosco for day training – went on a quick walk in their neighborhood.  Camp Dogs enjoyed the new scenery.
  • Wednesday’s are field trip days – today we went to the park and worked on sitting on different surfaces and paying attention with distractions.
  • Dropped off for the weekend Cashew and Lulu who participate in private lessons. Also being dropped off Will, who is joining us for Camp Works for 3 weeks
  • Class at 1p with Bliss – this was Bliss’ 3rd class – today he was a bit agitated, he sprayed my leg and shoe, nipped my thigh, and struggled performing…..all because I brought out some training tools (cones)!  So I showed his owner how to do some counter conditioning techniques and build Bliss’ confidence up.
  • Class at 3p – Ellie participates in Intermediate Obedience classes and is doing better on her stays and distractions.

TIP/TRICK: If your dog seems agitated or stressed during training – try to identify the stressor and then use counter conditioning in a positive light to help your dog get over what is agitating him/her.

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows