|Barked: Sun Oct 20, '13 9:07pm PST |
|Thanks everyone! Since my son (6) has cerebral palsy & has problems balancing & falling a lot, mobility is what we are hoping for, as well as a bit of guide work for his low vision. Things such as stopping at curbs,steps, obstacles in his path, etc. Also retrieving dropped objects, which Oliver comes by naturally already. He knows : Get it & Bring it here, drop, leave it, sit,stay, shake,lay,pen(to get in his kennel) back, toy,ball,Gavin (my son's name),hungry,thirsty,treat,car,heel, stick, Go bye-bye,kitty,a few hand signals... he just soaks up knowledge.
Oliver is just 5 months, so we are just doing the puppy thing now, although he already has learned many of the basics, he is super smart & attentive. Where my son has the most difficulties is outside, so I don't anticipate that access will be much of a problem. He is doing pretty well indoors, the school for the blind comes to school weekly & works with him. I plan on having him tested w/ the CGC & PAT,when he is older. I wish I could afford a private trainer or puppy classes, but just not possible now.
Oh darn you can't see the other posts when replying --- to the person who is also training your dog for your son, what kinds of things are you training it for? I have seen the training levels, pretty cool!
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