Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Teal is now Lava

Here is what Teal's(now Lava) new family has to say about her. I guess it was true that she just needed to be in the right environment with the right handler to thrive (that is to say her issues were clearly not genetic). Im so happy for her and her new family. Im sure we will be continuing to hear about how she is progressing with her agility training.......

"She has continued to show no signs of fear or aggression with dogs or people at class each week and plays every day with Fever. My students have been great at helping socialize Teal. As I and my assistant set up, we let her run around the building off lead. As people and their dogs come in she gets to greet and socialize with the dogs and play with those that want to play. There is only one dog in my class that is not dog friendly and I put Teal away before she comes in. Otherwise she has free reign to go up and interact or not as she chooses. I wanted to take people out of the equation to observe her dog skills and she has proven herself quite social and playful.

And then at an agility trial:
Teal met 15 dogs at least and at least five different breeds today. She had no fear or reaction to any of the dogs she met. She played with her half brother (a Corrie son) Tonk. She played with another very nice, lilac male Border Collie, Hank. She played with a female Vizla. She met a bunch of other dogs and had no fear at all including a giant Great Dane puppy and a Rottie. She was completely relaxed in the environment. She focused when we asked for focus, she hung out, she took a nap, she played with her toys, she met lots of new human admirers and had a great time. If I was able to choose from a list of the perfect behavior for what I would like to see in a five month old Border Collie puppy at an agility show I couldn't have picked better behavior then what Teal exhibited today.

3 comments:

An English Shepherd said...

Great to hear she is getting along so well.

Wizz :-)

DeltaBluez Tess said...
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DeltaBluez Tess said...

Looks like it all worked out. Teal got a good home and you got a partial refund. Glad it all sorted it self in the end and everyone is happy!!