'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

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tricky T-Day... kind of.

So I recorded Lola and Jess's newest trick on Saturday... and now the video has vanished in flames, apparently. Lola was spayed yesterday, and is still very sore (though much more lively than she was after she returned yesterday evening, thankfully - it was a quiet day whilst she was gone, and quiet when she returned), so I can't film the trick again; it's pretty physical.

I'll use that trick for next week's Tricky T-Day video (as she should be up for working on it by Saturday or so, giving us time to fine tune it and help her remember), and in the mean time I offer a vid from Sunday of Lola 'staying' outside. It's the first time she's done Stay in a while, and the first time outside, so it's something, right?

Tricky T-Day: Stay.


Sara said...

What a good girl, Lola! Wonderful stay, especially when there are so many good smells to investigate outside.

Hope she recovers from her spay quickly.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Lola did great with her stay!! Not easy especially outside!

I hope she recovers well from her surgery and we are looking forward to her other trick next week!

Glad you are playing tricky t-day! :)

Sophie said...

Thanks, Sara! I was a little sneaky in recording the video at the end of the walk, when she was getting more tired (and wanted to run and sniff a little less), but I think she still did well too. :)

Ricky, thank you! :) I'm really enjoying playing tricky t-day: it gives me something to aim for with Lola.

She's much better today, and we had a half-hour on lead walk without any fuss. It hasn't made a dent in her bounciness though!