'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

Friday, 23 March 2012

Friday Photos.

Yesterday, the new cages for the mice (pink for the girls; blue for Wheatley, though he can't go in his until he's a little bigger) arrived. The girls thanked me by throwing their substrate out of the cage overnight.

The photo makes it look smaller than it is - but it's a really decent size.

We also took Lola and Millie out, for a nice long walk to take advantage of the sunshine. They enjoyed it!

The walk got cut short when we reached a fence we couldn't go past without dogs being on lead (and no sign beyond that of a field where Lola, at least, could be off again) so we headed back. But not before finding what looked like a crash site for aliens...

On the way back, we saw a small, scruffy brown terrier that came out of its garden to bark at us. Lola, at first, was unimpressed; I backed up with her, hoping the owner would come out before she started barking, as I was out of treats. She did really well though, and only started growling a little when the other dog reached Millie. And then, weirdly, she started whining. Her body posture wasn't as tense as it usually is, so I let the leash go slack and she led me to the dog. She sniffed, wagged her tail, and tried to invite it to play. :) Good girl.


Chris and Ricky said...

Nice cage! And good for Lola wanting to play with the unknown dog! Looks like you guys had a great walk!

Sara said...

It does look like a ufo landed there! Cool!

Good girl Lola!

Diana said...

Cool place to walk. Love the pink cage. What lucky mice!!