'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

Saturday, 12 March 2011


I decided to take Lola's Boomer Ball with us on the walk today - it was very wet out, and so we'd only be going to the tennis courts. Lola, as you will see, was pretty damn happy with this.

Aaaand I just want to show off our grooming progress. Lola used to wiggle away from the brush immediately, and had to be fed continuously or she'd mouth it. Look at her now!


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Lola is doing so well with grooming - isn't it nice when you can make such an improvement in a behavior that makes life much easier?

Sara said...

Oh, I wish Oreo was that good during brushing. He's a little squirmy wormy.

Lola sure loves that ball!

Sophie said...

Ricky, it definitely is! And it's one of the things we need to work on if I'm ever going to get her her Kennel Club good citizen bronze award. :)

Sara, Lola used to be the same! It just shows how much she loves her food, really! And she just adores that ball - though it killed me to kick it.

Debbie McCune *Notebook to Novel* said...

I am so in love with these dogs! :-)