Saturday, November 27, 2010

Congratulations, Daphne!

You might remember reading about Daphne on her assessment day. She has been slow to warm up to the idea of playing, though she has been a great greeter and calm companion. Today, though, she did a complete 180 from her usual self and was busting out the moves! She played hard all morning, with any dog who was willing. Check out a couple clips!

It's always really exciting when a dog starts to play and have more fun here at the Fort. Sometimes it takes a few minutes, and sometimes it can take days, weeks, or months before a dog is in the right "place" to bust out. The right mix of other dogs, and an increased confidence level help a dog to come out of its shell. While the first part can be random, you can help your dog to be more confident by keeping a regular routine and by following the other separation anxiety tips that Grant wrote out for us.


P.S.- If you decide to get Santa pictures with your dog, be sure that you bring in a copy so that we can scan it and put it up here on the blog!

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