He's never sure why I put the small rectangle in his face lol.
So proud of the boy. He had a long, stressful weekend in a different environment sharing space with an unfamiliar dog and he did fantastic. I've learned I need to give him more credit and that working on recall makes life so much easier👍
The doodle dance. Cooper and Dood have really become buds during their stay here. Yes there's a lot of rules, boundaries, and structure that goes into having a well behaved dog. There is also a time to let dogs "be dogs" and play when it's well deserved 🐶
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I'm sure we all know of a dog that likes to attack the lawn mower or vacuum. So before I mowed my own lawn, I wanted inform other people of what they can do to stop that.
It's probably caused by a few things: the dog’s excitement level is up or maybe the dog doesn't like the sound of the lawn mower. Doesn't really matter. All we know is it could be very dangerous.
Quick, easy solution: Put the dog inside or put them in place command and have them work through whatever issues they're having.
Or you could use a correction with the pet convincer (compressed air), or a tap of the e-collar. For both of these, you would want to apply the correction prior to the dog attacking the lawn mower; once the dog starts reacting, barking, lunging, or jumping.
No matter what you decide to do either way the issue needs to be addressed because it is very dangerous for a dog to be attacking lawn mower it could possibly die from it or you could get bit. Good luck. Thanks for watching.
Luke is working on his car behavior today and every day until he goes home. This is a big issue for his family. Whenever they put him in the back of their SUV, he never stays there. By the time they get in the driver seat he is up there with them even with a cage blocking off the area. He manages to get through as he is pretty determined. This can be very stressful and frustrating for owners but also dangerous as well.
Today he learned that a "down" is required upon entering the vehicle and he is held accountable for that down the entire duration of the car ride including getting to our destination and opening up the door until given permission to get out of the car. Luke now has one job to do inside any car and that is to remain in a down.
Max the German Shepherd is back for a few nights of boarding! This guy was so tiny just two months ago when he went through the puppy program. It's always nice to see dogs back for boarding to see them grow and make sure they are maintaining their training. This guy hasn't skipped a beat as we took a structured walk and he did so well!
A couple of the pups out this evening for socialization! Winston, Bella, Scobee, Clemo, and Harley. I told Scobee to smile but he wasn't thrilled I made him pose for the picture... I'll take what I can get 😛
Typical weekend vibes - The Boys, endless games of fetch, chasing some loose cattle, farm chores - OH and a battle to the death between Finnegan and a Gopher (in which I saved the gopher from Finnegan)... yeah just a typical weekend 🙈
Back on the bike!
Taking your dog for a bike ride is great exercise, but remember, you need to work up to it - both the physical stamina of your dog and the training to have them accept the bike safely.
On leash, nice and slow to start. Walking the bike and the dog together before actually riding. Teaching proximity with slow circles and leash information. Be safe about it. Teach the dog that heel or let’s go means to a specific side of the bike, just as it is to a specific side of your body when walking. If your dog doesn’t know heel, teach them this without the bike to start.
With knowledge and comfort comes freedom and we like the remote collar for bike rides once the dog is fully fluent in bike safety and remote collar training as it removes the hazard of the leash.
There are also many equipment hookups that you can find to attach to your bike and the dog to do this exercise safely.
Once again important to build the dogs stamina slowly so no injuries occur. Check paws after rides and don’t ride in the full heat of the day on hot pavement.