See Making Good Choices: Zuzu and the Goats – Part 1 here

 

Anyone who has worked with me knows that I focus a lot on helping dogs to make good choices.

Many of us want well-trained dogs, but ALL of us want well-behaved dogs who make good decisions without needing to be told or prompted by us.

In this video, Zuzu is encountering a herd of 1500 goats! She met two goats years ago when she was around 7 months old or so. Has not seen any since. In this video Zuzu has just turned 5 years old.

As a sighthound, Zuzu loves to (and is quite good at!) chasing animals. So our objective here is to see if Zuzu can make good choices and be calm around the goats without trying to chase them. There are no cues and no prompting given to her during the entire video. She is rewarded for making good choices.

This is the second video of Zuzu and the goats. This video was shot during the same walk as the first one. We continued our walk away from the goats, but encountered them again on our way back. Only now, the goats are moving and there is a lot more action happening. Can Zuzu still make good choices? Watch, and find out!