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Shorty4lyfe89
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PostSubject: Suggestions for GCC   Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Luna is enrolled in a Good Canine Citizenship class and part of the test it to be on a supervised separation. We practiced last night and she was awful. She was so upset when I left and I don't know how to fix it. She doesn't act like that when I leave her home alone in her crate, she settles right down. But I can't leave the house with her roaming free or she will destroy things so i'm not sure how to prepare her for that part of the test. Suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for GCC   Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:35 pm

Do you have friends or family who wouldn't mind working with you? The best way I would think is put it to a cue (such as bye-bye) and walk away and have your friends/family present her with something awesome (such as a PB kong) and come back in the allotted time (3 mins) and take away the kong. Practice using different people in different places. Honestly this was the easiest for my dogs lol

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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for GCC   Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:42 pm

I was also wondering about this part, as our dogs are almost never alone without one of the house members there and will break a stay to get to us. Thanks Kristina! :]
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions for GCC   Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:19 pm

My husky passed his CGC with flying colors. The "cue" is a great idea! Also, make sure she is tired before you take her to class. Remember a tired dog is a happy dog (and a happy owner!) If she is tired she may be less apt to try and follow you, but take Kristinas advice- practice makes perfect! I found that if I made sure Rig had a lot of exercise before class he was more apt to "chill" than to bounce around and act like the class clown! LOL
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