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Friday, May 27, 2011

Shedding

Anyone else feeling my pain?

Our daily walks

I see you...just come a little closer birdy hehehe

      Look I found something to roll in...Ewww

:( we liked going down this road, but we had to detour.  Hope they finish soon!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The incident

So here's what happened to Leloo and I over the weekend.  We were walking down the road as we always do and passed a neighbor's house.  They have 3 dogs.  Leloo has met them before, but not all at the same time and individually they are really cute.  Normally they aren't outside though.  As we walked by one ran up.  That went well, we did some kissing and petting.  The second ran up, this caused a frenzy.  The third ran up and all hell broke loose.  There was yelling, barking, growling and me screaming NOOOOOOO!!!!!  I pulled Leloo back and in all the scuffling I wasn't sure if she was hurt.   The owner and the kids came running and screamed at them and they quickly retreated.  I'll give them credit for that.  The owner was very concerned that we were ok and waited for me to say she was fine and walk away.  I checked Leloo thoroughly, and she seemed fine.  The owner said that the dogs were inside, but one of the kids left a door open.  I can understand that, considering how many times Leloo has gotten loose.  Speaking of which, I have another funny story about her getting loose, to come later.
Aside of me being really shaken up, we were just fine.  We aren't going by that house again though.  I just can't take the chance.  Animals will be animals, but they obviously have an issue there and I'm not risking it.

Dog training week 5:graduation

Yes you are reading this correctly!! Leloo passed her training class.  Or I should say we both passed.  Her final exam was to do one trick.  The trainer told us to do one she is really good at.  That would be saying thank you.  It was lead with a lot of  Ahhhhs.  Yeah she's a crowd pleaser.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dog training week 3 & 4

Well folks Leloo missed dog training week 4.  Not her fault, mom got home late and completely forgot!!!  I think she wasn't too upset.  I do have some updates on her training though.  Week 3 didn't go as well as week 2.  Leloo was really agitated the whole session.  I thought her little sprint around the neighborhood would have worn her out, (this was the day someone let her loose).  It did not.  She was pulling away from me the entire time.  I could only slightly keep her attention as long as the treats were in site.  It was a bit frustrating.  We have been working on "stay" and the trainer checked to see if any of the dogs had separation anxiety.  Leloo did well with both surprisingly.  Even though she was overly excited. We've been really working on the stay.  I wasn't sure if it would work with other dogs and people, but as long as she is on lease it works great.  She has separation anxiety only when she is completely alone.  She'll tear things apart while we're gone aka toilet paper, paper towels, amongst other things.  Not every time, just when she's frustrated.  The trainer was impressed that she didn't even notice that I was gone.  I wasn't, I was a little disappointed. :(  But I know it is a good thing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To the person who set my dog loose....

You underestimate how much she loves us!!!!  Leloo was outside this evening playing in our yard.  I go out to get her before this week's dog training and she's gone.  This is not the first time someone has done this.  The first time someone cut, yes cut her lease.  This time though they choose to just unhook her chain.  As you can tell I'm pretty agitated.  I will now be keeping an eye on her while she's outside even more than I already do.  I'm considering a camera, but I don't know yet. 

Do any of you have an issue with people setting your dogs loose or kids playing pranks?

On a side note, once we caught her in the neighbor's yard we went to dog training.  More on that later.