'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, 14 August 2011


Just a lot of photos with not much to say. The weather's been weirdly cool today - and since I was bored, this meant that Lola ended up having four hour-long walks at the park, and a forty minute or so train ride/walk to see my mum. Jess came along for two of the walks at the park, too--the first thing in the morning and late evening walks. In the morning she even got to go off lead for a bit, and did well until another dog appeared behind us. Poor old Jess.

Lola greeted a schnauzer mix and a (really, really overweight) staffie today, which was awesome. She freaked out at a boxer; she seems to have even more of a thing against them than she does against labradors, and alarm-barks (a louder form of her bark when someone is at the door, rather than her usual bark at other dogs) from a distance where she would usually only register 'oh, it's a dog' without reacting. Weird pup.

Both of the dogs are dead to the world, and I think I'll follow their example and head off to bed too!


Ricky the Sheltie said...

I love all these photos! I'm sure Jess and Lola were happy that you were bored and they got so many awesome walks!

Berts Blog said...

Boy oh boy Jess and Lola look like they are having a ball.

Now that is what we wanna see....


Sara said...

4 walks in one day! Wow! No wonder why they were zonked out. Looks like they had a great time.