Here I come! Ready or not!

Dizzy’s final week was pretty laid back and relaxing. Her trainer went through her commands regularly and she passed her final testing, so she’s ready to graduate! Yay Dizzy!!

Dizzy’s trainer said it’s safe to say that she has enjoyed her final days at Second Chance Greyhounds Academy being stuffed with treats and just being down right lazy! Dizzy is a sweet little lady and is going to make her new family proud of her. Get ready, because her comes Dizzy!

I'm going home! A forever home that is!!!

Swap week has come and gone! You should know Dizzy knocked it out of the park!  She’s got all her commands down pat and did well showing off for her alternate inmate trainer.  She’s hasn’t caught on to the “shake” command but she’s not overly interested in any interaction with her paws. 

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the world a swap week is well, let me tell ya!  The inmates swap dogs for the week to see how they do with commands from a secondary trainer.   

They’ve been working on Dizzy’s commands in a more active setting to help bring out her inner social butterfly.  She’s been doing really well!  


Sweetie Pie

Dizzy’s is doing fantastic! She knows all of her commands and performs them without a hitch for her secondary inmate trainer.  Her inmate trainer says that Dizzy’s willingness to follow through with commands from multiple people should make it easy on her new family.  Dizzy says that treat payments are always a welcome incentive!  

Dizzy’s inmate trainer says that Dizzy’s sweet personality and calm demeanor has made training a true joy! 


Laidback Lady

There isn’t much new to tell about Diz this week! She’s been fine-tuning her command response time as well as her social etiquette. Dizzy has responded well to just about anyone that handles her, and she still seems to emit that laid-back hound dog personality most of the time. She still enjoys her recreational fun time, even though she doesn’t have the same explosive burst of energy that many of her classmates exhibit. Dizzy-izzy is coming along just fine and her trainer loves her so much! He will miss her for sure, but can’t wait to hear all about how she does in her forever home!

Romper Stomper!

Dizzy has continued to progress in her understanding and acknowledgement of the basic commands. She no longer has moments of stargazing when she’s told to do a down or sit. She’ll also perform those commands for almost anyone now!

The real news for the week is her energetic playtime. She is a total romper! It started as a simple toss and catch with a knotted rope, and Dizzy would attack the rope with such enthusiasm. Her trainer continued tossing the rope back and forth across the play area and Dizzy would almost spring across to the other side in pursuit. Before too long, Dizzy was bouncing across the room and not even looking for the toy. It became like a game of tag, and they were both exhausted by the end of it! They had a wonderful time.

Dizzy is a great hound and she loves to be out and about. She’s normally fairly calm, but she does love to have fun during playtime!

Retirement is serious stuff

Dizzy knows all of her basic commands. Her inmate trainer says he plans to help her polish up her response times so that it becomes second nature.  

Dizzy enjoys affection and lounging around. Relaxing her time away is a favorite pastime.   She acknowledges toys but doesn’t go out of her way to play with them.  She enjoys being outside and running with her grey pals.  Her inmate trainer says that he’d never say this in front of Dizzy but she’s not the speediest of runners.  As long as she’s happy and having a good time, that’s all that matters anyway!  

Lovely Lady

Dizzy has expanded her knowledge of some of the basic commands this week and has almost mastered a few of them. She is a little bit hesitant on others, which is normal at this point in the program. Her leash walking etiquette has been good and she accepts behavioral corrections very well. She’s a sweet girl, so she doesn’t require much correcting anyway!

As Dizzy learns and masters more commands, her trainer will assess her behavioral motives to see what makes her tick, whether it’s toys or snacks or neck scratches – or all three! There is no doubt in her trainer’s mind that Dizzy will make a wonderful addition to any forever home lucky enough to get her!

Chugging along

Dizzy has shown a great deal of progress in week 2. She seems to have adjusted to her new environment well and has shown an aptitude to learn commands. She knows a treat follows a job well done. Her favorite command is “bed”. She likes to lay on her bed and take everything in. Overall, Dizzy has been a good dog to work with. Her trainer looks forward to the coming weeks, seeing Dizzy’s personality blossom and learn more of her basic commands. Until next week… Dizzy over and out.

Precious Girl

Dizzy came in with a much different personality than her trainer’s previous greyhound. She seemed much more curious and investigative about her new situation. She responded well to being bathed and having her ears cleaned.

Dizzy’s trainer trained Mojo in the previous class. Mojo made training seem so easy! Dizzy and Mojo seem to be similar in their traits and possibility in their training capabilities. We shall see.

While Dizzy seemed curious and a little more headstrong, she quickly calmed and adapted to the newness of her environment. In just a few days, she has learned the art of taking commands to get rewarded. She doesn’t quite understand the commands yet, but she understands that her response produces the possibility of a tasty treat. Dizzy has also shown improved levels of comfort and ability while leash walking. Check back next week to see how our girl Dizzy is doing!!!