The outing started just like any other, with Nlaka waiting to be invited out of the car. From there, they walked circles and moved at a quick pace, throwing in commands here and there to keep Nlaka’s focus. She was so caught up in having fun and following her person, she didn’t have much time to figure out what might freak her out. She did struggle more with trash cans – and the trash cans at this park had the lids hanging off – different than other parks! Instead of letting Nlaka run away, she had to walk around the them and work through it until she saw nothing bad would happen. At a covered picnic area, she and Kersti walked on the brick wall, and Nlaka worked on “UP” to climb up, “OFF” to hop down, as well as stopping to hold a sit on the wall. Before she knew it, she was running by the trash cans.
They both had a TON of fun!