Everyone give a warm welcome to Lindsey & Tanya and their pups, Hank the Boxer & Goby the Yorkie! They’re our newest candidates for our Suburban K9 Gives Back Program. Lindsey & Tanya are in the Law Enforcement field in Indiana and have been wanting to get training for their dogs. Hank and Goby are big lovers but are in need of some calming down when people come over and pass by the front of their house.
Goby is more seasoned and feels like it’s her job to be in charge of the household; barking when people pass by and come over and not listening to her parents. Hank is still a big puppy and gets so excited for people, pulls excitedly on leash, steals things off the counters and needs some calming down so he can better listen to obedience!
Follow along on their specific hashtag to keep up to date on how Hank & Goby are progressing through their training!
During Hank and Goby’s first lesson, they both started to learn how to walk calmly through their very active neighborhood! All Hank wanted to do was sniff and walk at the beat of his own drum! But, after pushing through it, he started walking like a natural pro! Goby followed Hank with being a bit stubborn, but soon enough, even their daughter Eleanor could walk her! We, of course, offered Eleanor a summer job!!
Starting the foundation of walking nicely in a heel position and working on excessive barking in the first lesson paved the way for Hank. He quickly learned to sit on command in the second lesson and to not go through doors without permission! Lindsey and Tanya both laughed at how quickly Hank & Goby have been catching on and even said, “ It’s really pleasant to walk Goby now!”
Lindsey and Tanya both laughed at how quickly Hank & Goby have been catching on and even said, “ It’s actually really pleasant to walk Goby now!”
Hank & Goby have been busy! In this lesson, their trainers decided to focus a little more on Hank to bring his obedience up to speed. Hank officially learned the stay command. To break up the third lesson a bit, Hank got to run around with his trainer’s new puppy, Mookie! Not only was playtime a reward, but it was also training in disguise for them both! Socialization is very important for all dogs, but especially for younger dogs and puppies. This type of socialization helps all dogs grow and also teaches them how to interact with other dogs.
After some playtime, they headed out to a public park where Hank practiced walking nicely, sit, and sit-stay. Not only did he do a great job listening with these natural distractions, but his new best friend Mookie came along to be an added distraction! And Hank KILLED IT! 🔥🔥
If you haven’t noticed, Hank has been practicing his selfies since he heard he’s all over the internet now and is getting a fan following!
Hank officially knows all of his basic obedience (heel, sit, down, stay, and come) in just four lessons! Those four lessons have been shared with Goby as well, so Hank is showing off how much of a quick learner he is.