Tuesday, 8 February 2011
This is the face of Adorable Squishy Puppy, right? Actually it's the face of oh my god I love that toy give it to me again! I want to chase! Lemme tug! But, I digress. You would be forgiven in thinking so; you didn't come home to not one, two, three, four or five, but six accidents in the puppy room. Thankfully she hit the newspaper every time, so it was just a case of bundling it up and putting it in the bin, but she'd also thought to spill her water everywhere and had rolled her little puppy bed into a pile of poo.
To add insult to injury, someone has apparently forgotten how to sit. Yeah, I dunno. But it seems we've practised 'down' so much that that is her default behaviour; sitting is for old dogs and losers, and she'll be damned if she doesn't fling herself into a down every time I so much as clear my throat if my hand is hovering near the treat tub or clicker. Hmm. I guess we're spending tonight's dinner on cue discrimination.
She has also 100% forgotten how to stand, even with my general lazy hand signal. I suck at teaching stand--I only taught it to Jess about a year ago, and that basically involves Jess moving into a stand on her way to move closer to my hand. Any tips on teaching a stand would be greatly appreciated, so we can go back to doing puppy pushups!