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I rarely, rarely do board and trains anymore, but when I do they are most often for puppies. Like B.B.!
B.B. belongs to some long time clients of mine, and came into his board and train with me specifically with toileting, crating, scheduling, and a couple of basic obedience goals. He’s a 15wk old shih tzu puppy they adopted from a local rescue group. BB and his litter were part of a hoarding case, but he got an awesome start in his foster home before adoption. They’ve been doing well with him since they got him, but needed some extra help and support with some of his training.
Today is day 5 into his stay with me and so far he’s making great progress. I know his owners will be thrilled when I see them for their mid-stay lesson today that he now has structured quiet evening hours, sleeps soundly without accident in his crate for the overnight times they requested, and has structured quiet morning times. For their own health and age related reasons really needed to get him on a schedule where he had set quiet hours and a solid sleeping overnight.
We’ve also been working on his leash walking skills, sitting for meet & greets, stays, fetch, learning to take turns, recalls, dog social skills and so much more. He’s a really smart, fun and awesome pup!