Canine Partners of the Rockies
Puppy Training Exercises
On February 8, 2013, Micki and Ike did a CaPR presentation for the coffee club at Riverwalk Community in Littleton, Colorado. Part of CaPR’s mission is to educate people about service dogs. As a volunteer puppy raiser it is great to get your puppy out in front of an audience and provide demonstrations on how a service dog is trained.
10 month old Ike relaxing while Micki sets up the presentation table.
Isn’t Ike waiting nicely?
Ike can get a bit anxious in public settings so Micki is using a CaPR calming technique pior to the presentation – we call this “peaceful puppy”.
Micki talking about CaPR while Ike relaxes.
Ike getting prepared for a skill demonstration. Ike demonstrated self control by waiting at a food bowl, loose leash walking, “leave” (looking at Micki instead of picking-up or sniffing an object on the floor), puppy push-ups (sit, down, stand), fix (getting himself untangled from a leash) – to name just a few.
Ike with his puppy raiser’s parents (foster grandparents) – they were at the presentation too. It is good for our puppies to be handled by others – it shows us as puppy trainers what we need to work on with our dogs from a different point of view.
If you would love to raise a puppy for Canine Partners of the Rockies and/or be a part of our presentation team, please contact our main office by clicking on the Canine Partners of the Rockies link.