Hops had his first visit to a non dog store today. I put on his little service dog in training vest and took him into Rite Aid with me. He did great with the auto doors opening and got so wiggly with the first people he saw (mom and little kid) that I picked him up for a moment to make sure he did not piddle in excitement! He then heeled though the store, did a sit stay in front of some employees then was released to say hello. He did so with minimal wiggling : ) He then heeled to the back of the store and waited in line with me to get my meds then heeled out of the store. He was great!
Hops had a handling session for his dinner. He is so much more relaxed than he used to be! I can inspect his teeth, hold his muzzle, look in his ears and and eyes, play with his paws and legs and tail, all wile he is lying upside down in my lap and he is calm. I then trimmed the hair between his toes and around his pads for the first time. He was pretty good about it though fussy at times. I fed him after every trim with the scissors. Not bad at all for his first time!