News & Updates
Well.....this little girl ACED her #separationanxiety reassessment today.....absolutely nailing an absence of 37 MINUTES!
And as mentioned in my previous post....her mum was able to go enjoy a cuppa at the coffee shop down the road!
Not only was this the longest time she has managed ever when home alone....but she went onto her bed and went to sleep at 2 minutes 52 seconds....and remained there until 19 minutes 45 seconds.....when she then just got out of bed and flopped on the cooler floor!!!!
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I am currently watching little Heidi the cockapoo in her #separationanxiety weekly reassessment and for the first time she has taken herself off to bed!!!
Heidi's mum has just sent me this photo ...she has managed to walk to the coffee shop not far from the house and ordered a tea....to drink IN there!!!! #separationanxietygoals
I'll post an update of how little Heidi does but currently she is at 20 minutes and snoozing on her bed while her mum has a nice cuppa out of the house. ....with Heidi home alone!!
This is why setting mini goals can be so important. The end goal of being able to go out for a couple of hours can seem so overwhelming, and out of reach, that setting small goals can really motivate us humans!
If you're working through Separation Anxiety.....what would be your first mini goal??
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My mini goal is doing the school run without 🐶
This is exciting!!!
At the end of puppy class today we let Marlo and Juno off lead for a short while.
I rarely let puppies off lead in class, for many reasons. Puppies need to be evenly matched plus I don't want puppies to learn to play with every single dog they meet.
So today....we let them off lead and scattered some food (after making sure both pups are fine around food) so that they started off learning to be around another dog, off lead, but without playing and instead sniffing for food which helps lower their arousal
Then they had a bit of a play and run, then we did a little bit of recall from play (a work in progress!!), and then scattered some more food for the reasons mentioned above.
At the end of this we worked on having both pups on lead and learning to be around each other but that it's way more interesting and rewarding to focus on their human 😉
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This is such a key lesson. Unfortunately, thanks to lockdown, it's one the Gwion never really got to learn when little (plus I made mistakes during socialisation). So instead I spent the next year working on him focusing on me instead of obsessing over what other dogs are doing. We're not there yet, but we have improved.