Wednesday, January 17, 2007



Lola loves to sit on the couch & watch TV. Notice how she sits like a person.

Training progress (1-16-07)

Sherman - My boy is in heaven! It was 30 degrees during our walk & he had an amazing spring in his step. (Sherman has a very thick heavy undercoat and one of the 10+ breeds in him is probably something Nordic. Probably Husky...may be why he hates them so much). Our walks have become so much fun. A lot less sniffing & a lot more running. I can call him away from things much easier. At intersections, what was once "Sherman, Stop...Sit...Wait" is now mostly automatic or Stop (he then Sits & Waits).

Lola - bundled the little skinny girl up in Penny's coat & off we went. I've had an attitude adjustment & it shows. I'm becoming more assertive with her, which gives me more confidence and, in turn, her more confidence. There was about 10 seconds of stress whining/growling on the porch and zero barking at other dogs/people. We saw all kinds of people & 2 dogs. When she saw the dogs I told her Leave It and she'd turn her attention to me. She did get a little anxious when we turned on our street, but I asked for attention & we did some heeling & she calmed down immediately. These are the good days!

Penny - took her to Ruth's Advanced class. Penny hasn't been to class for a while but didn't miss a step. Ruth commented on how great her Attention was. We practiced lots Heeling w/ distractions, Recalls, lots of Sit & Down Stays & Stand for Exam. I learned something new about Penny. We've never done much with Stand. She doesn't know the cue & won't Stand from a Sit & usually Sits when placed in a Stand. It's always something I've wanted to work on, just never do. But tonight, I helped her into a Stand & told her to Stay & she didn't budge. Ruth came around for the exam and she glanced at her but held her Stay. Hmmm....interesting. She's such a good dog!

8 comments:

Bella the Boxer said...

Hilarious poses, Lola!! I like to sit that that, too.

xoxo - Bella

Cubby said...

That second picture looks like a centerfold!

Ferndoggle said...

Cubby!!! You're a dirty boy! I'm a demure Diva!

Lola

Ellie said...

Lola,

Can you teach me how to sit like that? Of course...I'm not allowed on the couch, but I bet I could make that pose in my bed. :)

Nubbily Wiggles,
Ellie the Boxer.

Boo said...

hey lola, are you sure you are not trying to be HOOMAN??

wet wet licks

Boo

Laura said...

LOL!! That picture is too funny, Lola!!! I don't think I have ever seen Charlie sit like that!

Simba said...

That doesn't look very comfortable.

Simba xx

Ferndoggle said...

OK...looking at it again, Cubby is right. The second picture does look rather pornographic!!

Lola sits like that all the time. She likes to squish herself in the corner of our sectional couch and chill. Silly girl!

Ferndoggle