On the Canine Enrichment Foundations Facebook page, I was asked for feedback on a particular scenario that involved asking the dog to sit and wait while his mum set up a searching game for him at a distance.
In her request to ask him to sit, the dog got up and then put himself back into a sit.
She asked, “Should I have made it easier for my dog to have stayed sitting? In other words, might I have moved too fast?”
Sounds like a simple question with an obvious answer.
Learn how I responded to her request in today’s video.
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Teena Patel is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavioral Counselor who works with pet owners and owners of doggy daycares to bring her philosophy of Enrichment to the canine population. After almost two decades of successful dog training under her belt, Teena has done away with the standard doggy daycare “warehousing” of animals in kennels and runs. In place of an industrial model, she focuses on what is right for the dogs as living beings, providing experiences that improve and enhance their behavioral health. Coupled with a program of careful training, the Doglando experience results in companion dogs who are better-behaved, better integrated into their families, and above all, much happier. True to her passion, Teena Patel gives dogs the freedom “to be dogs”.
If you’re ready to provide more purposeful and meaningful engagement for the dogs in your care, talk with Teena!