Trainer Nick has a flock of chickens that help training dogs acclimate to new things. Jozie probably hasn’t met many chickens in her lifetime, but that’s ok! Nick shows Jozie that he’s taking care of her, so she looks to him for leadership and knows she doesn’t have to defend herself from these feathery two legged animals. Nick allows Jozie to go say hello and sniff. Watch the video to see her relaxed body language. Being curious is great, but it’s also important to pay attention and come when called. If Jozie ignores Nick, he gives a little tug on her leash and reels her back over to him.
What a good girl!