Training Boi - Mobility Service Dog

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Sentry 😍😍😍😍 Trip is more relatable. 🀣

I did not get woken up from dog licking sounds! πŸŽ‰

He tried waking me this morning 4x. Nope! Go lie down! After his potty walk I took his cone of for training (a.k.a. feeding him). He quit after a couple repetitions, so breakfast is over. Cone on and he is in a down-stay on his bed - as far away from me as possible.

Hoping for better behavior today. I'm curious how he will act when DH gets home tonight. I hope it's better 🀞
 

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First success breaking his fixation on DH! Used correction first, but when he started responding to praise (happy, tail waggibg, paying attention), I knew I could switch tactics. :relief!:

I started using food rewards when he looked away from DH. He figured that out fast. He started looking at me to be sure I was watching, then turn and look at DH, then back to me for a treat. 🀣

I took his cone off and let him sniff DH.

No random growling today. I feel encouraged.

I need to get on Baymax about alarm barking. She was carrying on today and getting everyone riled up. Go back to bed old lady!

Also did Boi's nails and teeth tonight. Was better than last time, but not nearly as good as he was a month ago.
 

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You are a great dog trainer, that's good progress on not growling at your husband!
 

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Had virtual private lesson with trainer today! :love She confirmed I'm on the right track in general but had helpful advice and a long list of spatial pressure training exercises. She recommended using elevated bed for his place/settle/stay behaviors, so I added one to my Walmart pickup order tomorrow morning. (perfect timing!)
 

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I'm thankful for my trainer!😍 She had me tweak what I was doing and it worked last night when DH got home from work! 😍

I picked up and assembled his elevated bed. No more creeping off his bed or dragging his blanket around the living room. πŸ˜…

He was acting like his old puppy self last night. It was so good to see. 😍
 

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