- Aug 3, 2008
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- mountains of WV
Awww..... they both look so sweet, waiting on their food! Sentry ALWAYS sits, wiggly and excited, but sits. Sheba-NOT! When we had out grand daughters last weekend, the youngest took Sentry's bowl to feed him. I told her to tell him to sit, she did and he did. I told her to tell him to take it, she did and he did. She liked that.
Pinkie is looking so healthy and strong. She is a lovely pup and is making an awesome dog.
Isn't it cool when they "get it"? It took this pup so very long...the very first time, she laid down like she knew what to do. Every time after that, no way.....she just couldn't grasp the concept for so long and no amount of training like I had used with the other dogs yielded anything in her mind. Finally, I just kept taking her bowl back every time she moved and would let Blue start eating because he waited properly. Well, that finally got her attention and the light came on. Now she lays down before he does!
I love letting the grandgirls help in feeding...it really helps the dogs get used to little ones being around their food while they are eating. I monitor it closely so the dogs could never lunge out unexpectedly towards the girls. Much like your good dog, Sentry, these dogs will sit and lie down for the girls but no amount of them saying the release word will get those dogs to budge an inch. That always frustrates Aliza. She just doesn't understand why that happens that way.
Bay, I still haven't leash trained Pinky...she screams and makes such a fuss that I need to schedule blocks of time to tame that wild animal and I just haven't had the time lately. The other dogs I had time of a morning to do a little leash training each day and just a little training here and there did it. I've never had one scream and squall like she does...she's a whole other breed of cat.