I love it when my Puppy Preschool pups get to come back for training. Seeing the happy adult dogs they have become is such a treat. Abby is a young, female, Golden who is here for 10 days of training on an electronic collar. She has a very sweet nature but is what we call a "hit the decks" dog. This means that if something scares her or if she doesn't like something she will "hit the decks" and drop to the ground.
This happened a lot today as she was so unsure of her newish surroundings. At one point she refused to sit and just wanted to lay on my feet. But after she pitched a tiny fit she was happy to Heel next to me and Sit with only a little bit of resistance.
She is very nervous right now but once she realizes that she will be fed here and make friends and be kept warm she will relax. We spent some time watching TV tonight and she learned that the cats are actually quite sharp. But she made a friend in the form of Ace, the pit bull, and enjoyed playing with him. Abby only needed a few reminders to stay off the furniture. It helped that the pointy cats were on the couch and were not too impressed with her.
Tomorrow we are going to work some more on introducing her to her new obedient life style.