Grounding on the ground
Today, we took it to the floor or i.e. ground! For our first session of the day I sat on the ground, on my Doga mat and yes I called it a D0g a mat, not Yoga!
This is practice grounding in different locations, Scout will stay on my lap for sometime. I also have Scout ground into me while standing. Photos to come soon. When we lie down at night to go to sleep the word we use is cuddle and he grounds into me to keep me safe from harm!
For further training we will continue this throughout the day and have the rest of the pack walking around, and family members come in the yard as Scout is grounding so he knows distractions are to be ignored when he is “working” this task (as well as other tasks to be trained!)
As you can see Freedom is trying to distract Scout behind us and Justice is also lying there ready to distract at anytime. Hey let’s be honest just the presence of another dog can be a distraction to your dog.