Settle on your Mat
During the Go For It! seminar I did take Rizzo out of her crate to work during “mat time”. I have not done any formal mat work but I have reinforced her at home for offering mat behavior. Also it keep some toys on her mat to encourage her to hang out on her mat – including a kong. As you can see it has payed off already!
At one point she grabbed her empty water bowl an brought it over to her mat with her to rest with. I’m looking forward to starting more formal mat work. It is so nice to have a dog that can settle nicely on a mat in a variety of environments.