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Friday, March 27, 2015

Training Missy part two

Another part of training Missy was teaching her to not bolt out the door when we were going in or out. She's funny in that even if she is sound asleep if she hears me unlock the door she is wide awake and in my chair wanting to go with me. (Unless she is super tired.) She whines a bit if Nick leaves, but she will howl and put up a bigger fuss if I leave her.

We had taken her in the car the other day and I had to go someplace and poor Nick had to listen to her howl and bark her head off. So, we don't take her too many places. She really doesn't like to ride in the car much though she is getting more used to it. However she especially hates it if one of us leaves her alone. She does do well on Bach rescue remedy. She knows where I keep them and stands up to get the drops. I need to order more. I've also given her the Mimulus remedy for seperation anxiety.

Now she is fine being outside by herself. Doesn't care whether or not I'm with her but not if she's separated anytime else. Which is weird to me.

We've taught Missy to sit, lie down and give a high five so far. She seems eager to please and I plan to teach her many more tricks! Freddie knows how to shake, sit, and lie down. He's been feeling a little neglected lately, but I try and give him attention every day that he shows up.

In the afternoon, if I notice she is being snarly to Cooper I'll bring her inside for a nap. She is just like a kid who doesn't want to take a nap. She fidgets and makes little grumpy sounds. All I have to do is put in her tape (yes, she has one!) yawn loudly a few times and she is out in five minutes. And asleep for three hours. Then it's back to playing outside.

She is a lot of fun. Glad we got her!

1 comment:

Patrick and Emily said...

I really wish I could train a dog as well as you guys. I am to sidetracked and don't have enough patience or something. I love that you yawn to get her to get the hint that it is bed time!