Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
your trainer would actually be the best source for this information since she has a better understanding of your limitations as well as what sort of activities may interfere with future training.
some ideas that come to mind are hand feeding, grooming, fetch, t-touch/massages, recall games with high value food rewards, tethering her to you, hide and seek.
and a question, you mentioned that she'll follow your wife when she leaves the room.... does she do the same for you?
all of that said, a lot of the bonding process just happens naturally over time. try not to set the expectations too high right now... the bond will certainly strengthen as training starts too. what your trainer may just be looking for is some sort of affiliation and desire to work/please you.
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