Monday, May 7, 2007

Dodge will be working on ....

Well, he's got a good start. He's pretty well housetrained, although he isn't perfect if he can't get outside. So he's doggie door good, but not necessarily locked up in the house good. He has engaged in a bit of counter surfing, so he can't really be left alone anyway.

However he does know "sit" and "no" and he's learning "outside" and "inside".

Although he has escaped from a yard with 4' chain link in the past, hot wire appears to be effective with him, no escapes so far.

Goals for him so far are:

  • no feet first into the water bowl - he's getting this

  • no trampling people or furniture when playing with another dog - he's getting this too

  • getting more familiar with scootering - first time was good...

  • "stay" (since he already has sit)

  • "eat your own food" (no cruising back and forth from bowl to bowl)

  • "go to bed"

  • "off" (which he kind of knows but needs a little brushing up on)

  • no counter surfing (I'm going to have to set him up and catch him for this one I think)

  • no making a break for it out the door (see above)

  • play with dog toys only - I think he's getting this one pretty well because he has started going to the toy basket when he wants to play

He definitely likes the birds and squirrels, and in general finding high ground and being lord of all he surveys. Found him on top of one of the dog houses today....

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