Your dog will be like my own
I’ve had dogs as members of my family for over 20 years, and I believe we’ve shared a reciprocal relationship of love, good health, and joy. I’ve taken time to learn training techniques not so I can control them, but so that they are safe, and happy engaging in cognitive tasks that enable them to relate to their humans better. As a mental health counselor interested in Animal Assisted Therapy, I’ve studied the nature of ...
What Ingrid would like to know about your dog
I would be interested in knowing what each dog enjoys in terms of activities, but also reinforcers. It’s also important to know how they interact with strangers and other dogs while in their own realm (in their home), free inside a fenced in yard, or while walking on a lead. How does each dog respond to children, and other visual or auditory stimuli? How much affection does the dog enjoy/tolerate? Are there any behavioral/psychological needs that need special care or approaches!