Team Sabrina: A Journey of Love
July 21, 2017
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Salt Lake County Animal Services long term resident, Sabrina
the black and white Pitbull, graduated has graduated from her C.L.A.S.S., with a
Bachelors level in Canine Life and Social Skills!!!!!!!
At the end of March we had an idea: a
way to help our dogs that have become invisible and that have been here far too long. We put our idea out there, a training program to help these dogs develop new skills and desired behaviors.
Our amazing volunteers jumped at the chance
and Team Sabrina and Team Rocko were born. Two teams of three people agreed to
work with these dogs for at least the seven weeks that the training class was
in session. They also committed to work with their dog throughout the week. We
know that if they get a little more exposure and we help
them gain these lifestyles skills we were opening a door for them that has not
been open before.
Sabrina now has a plethora of new skills to
go home to her forever family with. She officially passed her test and learned
the following skills.
Impulse control-things on the floor
Attention on you with people distractions
Humans greeting humans
Impulse control with other dogs
(engage/disengage, look at that)
Not jumping up
Value of treats
Loose leash walking
Leash Reactivity skills
"Go say hi” game
Polite leash walking with distractions
Distance, duration, distractions
Her kennel behavior and manners here at the
shelter have dramatically improved as well!
Thank you Team Sabrina for sticking it out and working so hard,
Sabrina is now getting to become her best self. Thank you to our awesome
Schlossnagle of Side by Side Dog Training. Thank
you Utah FACES for your support in this
exciting new program. We are so proud of you and proud of this shelter. I'm sure so many other shelters wish they could have a
Team Sabrina. I hope one day they do.
Sabrina is available for adoption or foster
and comes with a free training session so we can continue all that she has
learned. If you're interested in adopting her or donating so other shelter dogs can receive training like Sabrina's please contact email@example.com.
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