We walked up through town and along the canal to the supermarket.
My partner ran in to buy a few bits, and me and Sasha stayed outside and did some training. We walked around trolleys, focused around people, just the usual. After walking about we went and sat by the entrance on the benches, just practicing sitting around distractions and being calm.
The store manager was walking back in after a break and stopped after passing us, turning to ask “What are you training your dog for?”
When I told him seizure alert (much simpler than going into MH stuff) it turned out he had epilepsy!!!
We stood chatting for a few minutes, and even though Sasha has been skittish lately AND it was dark, she was perfectly fine just sitting, focusing on me, watching the manager, and getting lots of treats!
My partner came out, Sasha went to say hi, then came back to sitting by me and the bench. The conversation ended with the manager checking we knew Sasha was allowed in store, saying we’re welcome to go in and train, and to say hi when we’re in 😀
Omb guys it was amaaaazing!!!
I almost cried with happiness haha 🙂 And it’s great as I was stressed about taking Sasha into the supermarket until she was 100% perfect, but now we know we’re welcome and the store manager knows she’s a working dog and in training 😀
THANK YOU TESCO!
Oh and the other awesome thing? The manager didn’t try and interact with her at all ^__^
Happy me, yay!