10/20/13

Carmen has had a really good week and her handler is very proud of how much better she is adapting compared to last week. She has been getting a lot of socialization with various team members, which seems to be helping her relax. With this extra socialization, she has been going to school a lot. Though she can be very alert in different areas, she does then settle down. Carmen seems more interested in food now, so this helps with encouraging her to learn with a kibble reward. She is able to take stairs without a problem and, now that she has mastered sit (still slightly wobbly), both stay and down are being incorporated.  A discovery this week was that Carmen loves squeaky toys, and she shares nicely while interacting in toy play with the other dogs. She also loves running with the other hounds.