Swap week is over and Chase is back with his primary handler. His inmate trainer says that Chase is responding well to his commands without treat rewards. He’s not fond of doing the belly command and his inmate trainer believes it may be uncomfortable for him. Chase gets excited over food so his trainer is using “easy” to slow Chase down and have him take food from your hand gently. They have also been working on a balance/catch command where a treat is placed on the end of Chase’s nose and he’s told to “leave it” “wait” then his trainer will tell him to “catch” the treat! Chase is a little slow to respond to “kiss” but he’ll follow through and give ya some sugar!
As hard as it is to believe graduation is almost here! Chase’s inmate trainer says that Chase is a pleasure to handle and train and will be truly missed.