|Throw the ball throw the ball THROW THE BALL|
Lola has such a dumb/funky body structure, it constantly amuses me
Yesterday was good. Lola barked once at a person (a man in a baseball cap who walked up behind us - I only noticed him from about a metre away, and Lola barked almost immediately after), but other than that she was very good!
When we were at the park, a strange Cairn came up to Lola whilst she had her ball. She dropped the ball to sniff the dog--cautiously, hackles up--but didn't start anything after I told her quietly to 'leave it'. I picked the ball up and rewarded her good behaviour with a hard throw of the ball in the opposite direction, and she went charging off after it. We also saw a couple dogs during the day, and she was good with all of them.
Yesterday marked the first "real" day (well--not including today, ha!) of our new exercise schedule. And the difference is obvious: today we've been busy and, well, lazy, so the girls have only had a single hour/half mostly off-leash walk playing fetch, with some training this morning. But Lola has been dead-to-the-world asleep for the vast majority of the day, and when I went driving she didn't put up much of a fuss.
I'm looking forward tomorrow to giving her a good throughout-the-day workout again, and seeing how this impacts on her reactivity.