Dog’s Name: Sasha
Age: 2 years
Breed: Lab/Pit Mix
Owner: Janice Watson
Trainer: Devon Oaks
Package Provided: House Call 5 Pack
Janice has been given a scholarship to Paws for service dog training due to being 100% disabled from injuries sustained while honorably serving in the United States Air Force. They will not continue service dog training without the dog reactivity issues being resolved. That is where we come in to help! In our package with Sasha we are going to be focusing on leash reactivity to dogs and obedience to help aid in that.
Summary of 1st Lesson: For our first lesson, we worked with Janice on how to handle Sasha around other dogs outside of the home. We worked through all of our basic obedience on leash and collar and worked a bit with the E collar that Sasha has previously been using. Once Janice felt better properly handling Sasha, we worked on some dog passes. We got all the way through letting the dogs sniff each other & face to face interactions. At the end of the lesson we even had both dogs in down stays next to each other. Janice said Sasha has never been that well behaved or that close to a dog!
Summary of 2nd Lesson: During our second visit together, Janice and I met at the Quail Run Off leash Dog Park in Mesa. To our surprise, the park was closed for maintenance. We started with some basic obedience/long distance come commands on E-Collar at the playground. We utilized Phoenix, a dog that is currently enrolled in our BnT Plus program, as a distraction. In addition, Janice was able to introduce Sasha 3 other dogs at the playground durin the lesson. The other dogs even got face to face with Sasha. We ended on a good note with Down-Stays from a distance.