'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Monday, 28 March 2011

Today's Walk...

- Lola blew off her recall for one of the first times ever to see a cocker spaniel that was going crazy.
- Jess was pretty good at loose-walking - she wasn't even wearing her halti.
- Lola met, and was very lovely toward, a two year old broken-coat JRT (which was a couple of inches shorter than her! Either Ro is lanky, or Boo is teeny-tiny).
- Jess tried to eat Boo, and then seemed bemused when Boo's (understanding) owner didn't cover her in cuddles and kisses.
- Lola rolled in something nasty for the first time. I was torn between pride (my little pup is growing up!) and trauma. I'd hoped she wouldn't get that habit.
- When we got back, Jess was limping. She was on-lead the entire time, and it was an hour or so's walk. I'm hoping she's just having an off-day... if not, maybe I'll have to start scaling back her exercise (i.e. just take Lola out on the big walk, and then take them both out on-lead later).
- Lola had to have a bath; afterwards, she wouldn't let me dry her off (too excited! gotta zoom!), but she sat perfectly still for a brush and nail clipping. Silly puppy.

1 comment:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sounds like lots of fun - well, except for the rolling in something!