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Look Forward Dog Training and Behaviour

Look Forward Dog Training and Behaviour

by | 24 Oct 2022 | Team Around Holly | 0 comments

Caroline Bennett from Look Forward Dog Training and Behaviour has also been a fabulous and inspiring member of Holly’s Team.  Caroline is a Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dog training and behaviour. She has been a Trainer for The Dog’s Trust and has worked with many dogs with disabilities. Caroline’s tagline is “Every dog can reach its potential with a little help”. This was so evident when Caroline first met Holly, (Auntie) Caroline could see Holly’s determination for life but also her determination to overcome the obstacles in her life.  Caroline had a clear view of what she would like to do to support Holly.  Holly’s training happens every two weeks; on a one-to-one basis and started when Holly was just over 5 months old.  The training takes place in the morning as Holly’s energy levels are always better after a good night’s sleep.

Caroline incorporated her training techniques with the advice from Holly’s chiropractor on good exercises to do for Holly’s health and developed a plan that we could do as homework during the week.

Caroline works with Holly for an hour and gives Holly a little breather after each exercise.  You can find out more about the training Caroline and Holly have done by clicking here.

Caroline’s training has helped Holly become more balanced and coordinated.  We have concentrated on paw placement and getting Holly to slow down a bit and concentrate on her movements without so much speed (she would love to do zoomies, but it’s too much risk of injury for Holly).

Caroline has been incredibly helpful and supportive in getting Holly ready for new experiences, such as wearing a dog’s recovery cone, having eye drops administrated and most recently practising walking on a narrow ramp to get her accustomed to what it will feel like when she is on a water-treadmill.

Caroline continues to train Holly and we are now working on other things like not non-event training and the APDT Good Companion Award.  The partnership between Caroline is amazing with lots of cuddles and love, but also lots of hard work.

 

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