Yesterday Kaia and Me picked up @service.spoo.magic and their boyfriend to go to the Detriot Zoo!! I was super nervous as this was Kaias first time at a zoo, but I seriously underestimated her ability to focus and training and I know I need to have more faith in her.
She behaved so well, ignored the mobs of kids, and teenagers on feild trips; heeled like a pro...OFF LEASH!! The fact that she remained focus off leash in a new place with so many strange animals baffles me but made the experience so much easier as she was able to properly task for me where the leash usually gets in the way.
She offered settling behavior very quickly while we walked around looking at the animals and while we ate!
We also met with 3 other teams who were doing brilliantly, and she did fantastically around them too!
We then ended up splitting off and doing a bit exploring ourselves, and one of the biggest things was...Kaia began alerting to @service.spoo.magic - we ignored the small alerts at first but slowly they became more and more determind over a period of 10 min. So we decided to go sit down, and indeed - her heart rate had risen! We then got up and Kaia continued to mildly alert her which we ignore since we figured it was fine now Never ignore your SD...
@service.spoo.magic not 5 min after ended up fainting, she of course is okay now!
I know people do not like their dog alerting to another person and to just focus on them but I had absolutely no issue with her doing this. She continued to focus on me and check in with me throughout her alerting to our friend.
Im so so proud of her for properly alerting for high heart rate despite how we handled it and am so damn impressed [I will be posting photos to my story, because instagram cuts them off when I do multiple in a post and I will make it our Zoo highlight!] #australianshepherdpupper #australianshepherd_corner #aussiesofinstagram #blue #bluemerle #blueeye #browneyes #servicedogteam #sd #sdmeetup #zoo #Detriotzoo #photography #psychiatricservicedog #medicalalert #medicalalertservicedog #animals #underwater #offleash #shocked #wellbehaved #first #firsttime #zooanimals #aquatic #penguinexibit
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