'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

Sunday, 10 April 2011

It's All About Jess part 2.


Some Jess-centric pictures from the walk today. It was too hot, really, to have taken her out (she very slowly walked back and panted uncomfortably throughout, despite us being sat in the shade the entire time while the little rat did her thing), but she gave me sad ears when she thought we were going out (again) without her.


I know I don't post much about Jess, but she's my lovely old girl. Today she flirted shamelessly with every person she met (making me have to repeatedly say that she was friendly, despite the fact she was still on-lead), tried to eat a couple of dogs, played around for treats, and rolled around in the sunny grass. Heaven.

2 comments:

Sara said...

Jess is a lovely dog. I'm glad she got to go out and about with you and Lola, and enjoy the simple things in life!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

There is no way you could've refused Jess' sad ears! Glad she got to go with you and Lola and that you all had a good time!