We wanted to share this brief video of one of Penny & Lorie’s training sessions. I hope it helps those interested in our program see how we train some of the tasks that mitigate the effects of Lorie’s symptoms. Lorie is training Penny to retrieve her meds that are in a bag in a drawer and deliver them to her so she doesn’t forget to take her meds. She is learning to open drawers with the interactive dog toy: Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Casino Advanced Puzzle Toy – Stimulating Interactive Dog Game for Dispensing Treats, leaning, pawing, nudging when Lorie has a panic attack and targeting to turn on and off lights so Lorie can enter rooms that aren’t dark. Penny learns quickly and all of our training sessions are filled with playtime, relaxation/stress reduction techniques and positive reward based training that are building a bond between them and an awareness of human and animal communication and body language. Enjoy!
Thanks Thalia for capturing Penny and Lorie and making this video for us.