I’m Not The Only One who Needs Training

IMG-20140208-00027It has been a fun week.  As usual I have had my fair share of trouble making, which I freely admit keeps the parental units young and fresh.

As with all of my working instincts I feel it is my job to protect the house—Casa de Perry.  That said, I have been on a full fledge patrolling and barking especially when I see other dogs outside on leashes.

Dad’s thought of introducing me to the neighborhood dogs did not really work out.  I am fine when I see everyone outside, but when I am contained inside it does not bode well with me and I become pyscho Weimaraner!  You can see my Gladys Kravitz picture peering out patrolling whatever comes by!

On a good note, Mom had a Motivational Interviewing speaking training on Friday at the Sportsman’s Lodge– seems like she does a lot of that.  Her and Dad went to Studio City to share about MI with the people from VFED, Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals.

VFED is a program for professionals who help those with eating disorders.  Mom was there to help encourage them to do something she calls reflective listening.  I’m not really sure what that is – I just know my name and picture were mentioned and that is all that is important since it’s all about ME!

I did hear it was a big day with lots of organizations such as Rosewood Ranch, Monarch Cove, Center for Discovery, CRC Health Group and A New Journey. I wish I was there to meet all of those cool folks but apparently I need to get my manners in check, as Dad would say.

They even had healthy eats which I MISSED out on.  AND Auntie Chris was there – which I was even more bummed not seeing her but maybe she’ll make a special trip to see me soon.  You may not know this but I prefer blonds and besides her hair color, Chris is an amazing therapist so maybe I’ll get some mind training after all.

Until next week people!

It’s my Birthday Week…


Yep that’s right folks – it is my birthday on the 9th and I will be TWO years old.  I keep hearing people say that is the age when I will finally calm down.  Yeah right, not in my sort of breed as the 2 year mark is actually 3 or 4 years.

I love this fact because it just gives Dad even more angst then he already has.  However, I am still the perfect dog in the evenings, as I love to cozy up with people on my chair.

Also, I am getting better with giving myself timeouts when I do something really bad.   I figure I should give myself a head start so when I misbehave I just go to the crate myself to save time since I know I’ll end up there anyway.

My latest antics have to do with the fact that I am just a little over zealous with my protective instincts.  When other dogs and people come too close to the house, I have been known to bark and Dad calls it Cujo chaos.

Anyways, when it has been a high traffic day outside Casa de Perry I get on the parentals’ nerves a little too much.

For example, the other day I was doing my house monitoring and peeking through the blinds (I have to people since someone broke into the neighbors house when she was inside the house) and people with dogs were cruising on my side of the street.

I even have the outside people trained that when they get to our house they go across the street to continue their walks.  Yep, I have the power and apparently this is not a good trait to have.

Better yet, I am now starting to know the outside people’s schedule because I am nosy and king boss of the street.  Mom’s new nickname for me is Gladys Kravitz?  Who’s that?

So now when the peoples cross the street I give them the royal treatment of my bark fest.  Even though I know I am in trouble and run to my crate I just can’t help myself.  I figure I have to continue my warning of “get off my lawn.”

My friend Ciara laughs at me  – she said my bark is ferocious but then I’m sweet once you get inside the house – they say my bark is bigger than my bite but I’m not sure exactly what that means (?)

I hear we are going to have company soon.  I’m very excited since I finally get to meet my other grandparents who are coming next week.  I have already been warned to be on my best behavior since Grandpa Dopart might take me on a few walks and Grandma Dopart might bring me some treats! 

OK, back to sun myself outside, as the weather is especially warm today.  I hear it is brutal back east.   Please stay warm my Eastern fans and family.

Peace and don’t forget my birthday!