Perry and Milo

Mom and Dad got a much needed break from me today.

The lovely Katie from Gotpetfood offered to take me on a hike in Solstice Canyon with her dog Milo.

We had SO much fun walking the trails together and Katie is so cute and sweet.

I pulled a lot as I always do but it was great to be out in nature and I was very tired.  Katie suggested Mom and Dad get the Caesar Milan Illusion Collar to help me not pull any more.

I took a little break as we were walking.  I guess I may be a bit out of shape since I’m not used to doing trails yet….

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I’m Good in the Kitchen

It’s been a challenging week.  Dad has been working on training me and trying to make me wait, drop it, and respect other people’s belongings but sometimes I “forget” and steal things I’m not supposed to.

Dad is cooking today and I love it, and am generally good since I may get extra treats from anything that gets dropped or forgotten about.  But sometimes I still need to supervise by surfing the counter to make sure everything is going as it should.

Dad does NOT like me micro managing his kitchen projects.

 

I don’t really “drop it”

I’m supposed to “drop” whatever I have in my mouth when my parents say “drop it’ but I’m really not very good at it, unless I want to.  Dad has worked with me for hours on this but somehow it hasn’t really clicked in yet.

Auntie Chris and Audrey came over last night and fawned all over me – I loved it!  They even took a picture of me here and sent it to Mom – don’t I look handsome?  I still have not quite figured out why I need to wear the lease inside – something about that training they are still trying to do…

Enhanced Living Through Supplements

I stayed home today with Mom.  She had a lot of work to do and I realized I needed to keep it under a little better control than when I’m with Dad.  It was hot so getting into trouble was really more bother than usual.

Somehow I did feel better and I overheard Mom tell Dad that she was giving me “Brain Calm” to help me be less anxious.  She also put inositol in my water.  It really did work but I’m not sure I like being classified as needing medication to behave.  Maybe I should rethink the naughtiness and decide to be a good dog after all.  It might make my life easier around the Dopart-Batchelor household….

No More Naughty House?

What a road trip I’ve had! Dad takes me in the car for a long drive and then drops me off a long ways away and leaves me!  However, this nice trainer lady, Shannon started using familiar words “off, leave it, and the infamous drop it.”

She helped me a lot and found out some of my issues.  The first problem was getting over my anxiety.  Apparently even with all my fish oil and vitamins I still get a little nervous when the parental units are not around…especially Dad – since he is part of the problem.  You know us boys have to stick together.

I really like Shannon because she liberated me from the gentle leader since it makes me more nervous.

Now I have an easy harness.  Dad tells me I look like I am from the Swiss Alps.  I can pull a little so walking is still a little challenging, but I get clicks and lots of treats if I don’t pull.

After Mom and Dad came to pick me up we had to sit and do training.  It was hot and I was hungry, and it took FOREVER.

I just wanted to get it over with and get in the car and go home.  When we finally got home, I had to start with more training in getting out of the car.  Hmm…wonder how long this is going to last?  Isn’t this the naughty house?

Once inside I instantly saw that all the doors were up which is already limiting my freedom. Then it was dinner.   I’m super hungry since I’m SO much bigger now!

Dad pulled out my new feeding thingy called the Kibble Nibble and filled it up.  I’ve been eating my dinner like this lately and my favorite part watching him panic as I rolled it all over the kitchen floor getting food everywhere.

It felt a little like soccer as Dad was trying to block the door with the broom, sweep up the dog food all the while I am trying to roll the food down the “don’t touch the walls” hallway….

MIA at Boot Camp

I have been MIA for a week or so because I’ve been away at that “boot camp” thing.  The parental units sent me to this nice lady named Shannon.

Actually, it has been much more exciting and fun then I could have ever imagine.  I am getting a lot of attention from people, kids and other dogs.  They even have a cat, maybe something I will put that on my Christmas list.

I hear the trainer lady Shannon talk about how they will be here in a few days to go back home.  I guess she needs to make sure that my training continues so I will not consider my house in LA the “naughty house.”  I’m learning how to stay, drop things I steal, walk without pulling and in general being what other people consider a good dog.  They are finding out I’m the nervous type so I might need a special collar called a Dog Appeasing Pheromone Collar that helps me feel better- we’ll see about that.

I do miss Mom and Dad and  wonder how much they miss me, although I know we’ve both needed a break from each other.