05/27/2012

Mattie has been a wonderful, confident, loving dog.  Her inmate trainer said they had another amazing week together!  This past week they focused on getting Mattie more comfortable going down the stairs.  She will not go down on her own, however, still is a little slow to respond.  She likes to do things on her own.  If you give her a minute or two, she'll come through every time!

Mattie accompanied her inmate trainer to work several times last week picking and pulling trash carts with no issues. She shows no fear of people.  She allows dorm residents and co-workers to walk Mattie and practice her commands, all of which she does with ease. 

Mattie loves to eat!!  Her stomach handles all different types of treats well with no adverse reactions.  She has a great amount of confidence and loves to train.  She has become more playful with toys, especially the squeaky ones!  She and her trainer spend alot of mornings out at recreation walking the track field and training in and out of the gym.  Mattie has no problem with loud noises (except thunder).  She loves music and she flocks to large crowds of people (sounds like Meet & Greets will be right up her alley).  She did spend the night at another dorm recently and showed no separation anxiety at all.

Mattie performs well on her evaluations and to her trainer, is the perfect Greyhound!  Commands she knows includes sit, down, stay, here, heel, shake, bed, stairs, wait, kennel, kiss, and speak!  She is definitely going to WOW her new family!!