Pinky’s Vacation Time

16 Feb

So, while I was away (in Disney World – what a nerd!), Pinky went off to Instinct Dog Training here in New York City. I tried to line up a short term foster home for her, but wouldn’t you know it? All the foster parents I know here already had a foster dog in their care. Instinct made a very generous offer to board Pinky that I simply could not refuse. I, of course, told them that I was only working with her using positive reinforcement training techniques, so I would appreciate if they did the same, as she was doing so well with it.

They made this short video of her for us, and we LOVE it. It truly shows off Pinky’s playful personality and penchant for affection. And above all that, what a quick learner she is!

Before Pinky left, she only knew “sit,” “stay,” and “touch” commands. Now she’s got a great “down” and has even started a bit of agility! We couldn’t be more proud of the work she accomplished!

Pinky is still available for adoption through the Picasso Veterinary Fund of The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals. If you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting her, please email

4 Responses to “Pinky’s Vacation Time”

  1. Karen at 10:12 AM #

    Wow, Instinct seems really great, offering to board her, agreeing to use positive reinforcement techniques, and making a video? Talk about above and beyond. I love the way her tail is wagging the whole time in that video- she looks like such a happy girl!

  2. Tucker's Mom at 10:17 AM #

    Very nice! Looks like Pinky was in good hands while you were away!

  3. Lucky Pinky that is quite the way to spend some time away! It looks like she is using a Gentle Leader … we just discovered them and it has worked wonders for our foster pup that was in serious need of some leash manners.

    • That Touch of Pit ... at 11:11 PM #

      Gentle Leaders are great! Pinky is actually using a Halti Head Harness, but it’s basically the same idea as the Gentle Leader. There are also many more options like these, and we’re looking into them now. Hopefully you’ll see a full report here soon!

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