I've been working a lot lately with some folks who say their dog doesn't like guests or doesn't like people on the street and, in some of these cases, we talked about training the people in our lives just as much as teaching our SideKicks that other people are ok! Just like us, our SideKicks may prefer a little extra space!
This handsome young man named Klode is a 7-month-old Chinese Shar-Pei. His breed tends to have eye and skin fold medical issues that will need extra care both at home and at the vet clinic. So his mom is being proactive on helping him learn how to cooperatively participate in his handling and restraint for routine care.
We started with a simple one handed chin rest and moved on to adding in a second hand as part of the cue. This two-handed cue has made adding in the eye exam bits so much eaiser for this little man because the second hand is not startling him by entering in from his peripheral view.
This was Tully’s face on Monday at the vet. 😂☹️ He has been pretty sick this week, but we’re on the mend and getting better one day at a time! He is on a few new medications and should get his oomf back in no time. We love you, T! 🖤