Camp Day Eight – CCI and Greenwood

June 29, 2017by doglando0
Today started off with some work on the recall — we went out in the Tree Tops area with the dogs on a long line, one or two at a time, and practiced recalls with them. Then we went out and walked along Colonial Drive for a bit, getting better at working through distractions.
After that we reviewed our homework, and talked about learned helplessness and how that can affect training.
Just before lunch, Mari and Trenton from Canine Companions for Independence stopped by, and we got to learn about how they train hearing alert dogs for the hearing impaired. Trenton alerted Mari to all sorts of noises, including an alarm sound he’d never heard before, and correctly led her to what was making the noise!
After lunch we hopped on the bus and rode to Greenwood Park, where we practiced recalls — a little bit — mostly we just ran around and had fun. Some of the dogs were more willing to go into the lake than others — some were just content hanging out peacefully with their human in the quiet.
When we got back we did cleanup and then had some quiet time. Looking forward to another eventful day tomorrow!
Ella and Colton - AS6J0581
Mari and Trenton - AS6J0366
Jack and Xena - AS6J0532
Peyton and Lynsey - AS6J0035
Audrey and Harry - AS6J0050
Ashley and AnnaLesa - AS6J0451
Alyssa and Chance - AS6J0461
Rylan and Tanner - AS6J0415
Addison and Xena - AS6J0436
Mari and Trenton - AS6J0389
Ayla and Softie - AS6J0462
Mary and Gracie - AS6J0088
Carlyn and Girl - AS6J0466
Chloe and Jack - AS6J0030

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