((TW, music)) Guys. This is only a few seconds of what scrappy did tonight, after we went to dinner where he held the longest down stay we went to Michaels. There was no one in the store except 2 other people and the workers so I decided to take off his prong right as we walked in the door, he blew me away. Stayed in a heel right next to me, followed commands instantly and even tasked. After about 15 minutes I made the bold decision to completely drop his leash to test some off leash working (just in case he didn’t do well I wanted to have a leash attached for an emergency) and I started crying because of how well he as doing. There is not enough words I can put into a post or just say in general that can explain how proud and happy I am. My friend was with us and she couldn’t believe how well off leash was going. He even learned some new commands in the store! I’ve been having sooo much trouble teaching him hind end awareness but as you can see in the video he does “spin” and “turn” in which he turns his body in whatever direction I need, in the video it was to get him into a tight heel. (He’s heeling has gotten so tight he’s almost tripped me twice 😅 but I like him close) needless to say, I’m amazed at what he’s accomplishing at only 9 months of age. Everyone in the store looked at us like they had never seen a behaved dog in their life too! I love my boy so much!!💕
This morning I realized today scrappy turned 9 months. God. Time with him is going so fast, I'm so proud of him. In 3 months he went from the worst behaved dog ever to such a behaved boy. When I first got him he pulled so hard that he literally could drag people to the ground and so many other issues, now he has a near perfect heel and follows commands easily and is so good at alerts. I can't want to watch him grow as a service dog, as well as I as his handler. We have so many more amazing things to witness together. This has been just the beginning. I couldn't ask for a better partner to be by my side 24/7, even when he pisses me off I couldn't imagine life without him.