THERE IS NO PROPER START FOR A DAILY DOGGIE ON 9/11- WE CAN BUT MOVE ON....
TODAY IS WORMING DAY... OUR PUPS ARE A FEW DAYS LATE IN GETTING WORMED-- COUPLE THAT WITH THE FACT THAT DANES HAVE AN AMAZING ABILITY TO THROW UP, AND TEH NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD BE INTERESTING.
MOST OF THE TIME-- THE MORNING "TOSS OF THE COOKIES" IS DUE TO THE LACK OF COOKIES ... I.E. AN EMPTY STOMACH WHICH IS WHY YOU WILL OFTEN SEE BENTLEY OR SIZ COME WHILE I AM TYPING AND ASK FOR A FEW COOKIES.. AND I GIVE THEM SOME.
I MEANT TO MENTION TO MEGAN- THAT I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL OF TEH TRAINERS AND WALKERS NOT GIVING THE DOGS A COOKIE WHEN THEY GET IN THE CAR...
SOUNDS LIKE "WHAT'S TEH FUSS?"" WELL WE START THAT WHEN WE ARE ASKING THEM TO GET BACK IN THEIR KENNEL-- THEY SHOULD READILY GO IN,, TURN AROUND.. AT WHICH TIME THEY GET A COOKIE...
AS THEY BECOME SERVICE DOGS... THAT SIMPLE ROUTINE BECOMES JUMP IN THE CAR AND TURN AROUND TO GET A COOKIE....---- AND GET YOUR TAIL OUT OF THE WAY
THIS BECOMES ONE OF THOSE SIMPLE THINGS WHICH MAKE LIFE WITH A DANE EASIER...AS IT RUNS OVER INTO GOING THRU THE DOOR TO THE MALL-- GO THRU WHEN TOLD TO --- TURN AROUND AND GET BACK TO WORK IN LINE.-- SIMPLE THINGS;.
ALSO WHAT I CALL "BULK MANAGEMENT" THE VERY SIZE OF THESE DOGS MEANS YOU DO NOT WANT THEM JUMPING AROUND CONFUSED... LIKE WANDA... THE JACK RUSSELL. THEY MUST LEARN... EARLY IN TH EGAME... THINGS LIKE WHOA-- STAND STILL- OK JUMP IN.. BACK UP- ARE ALL CRITICAL FOR BULK MANAGEMENT.
THE OTHER THING IS TO NEVER HAVE THE DOG IN TEH CAR-- YOU OUTSIDE- AND THE DOORS SHUT, THINK THAT ONE THRU ---- EVEN IN THE FALL , IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG TO HEAT UP THE CAR.
OPEN DOOR 1... GET OUT... LEAVE IT OPEN.. OPEN DOOR 2-- EXIT DOG.. SHUT BOTH DOORS.
Good morning. Our town has a problem with roads and sidewalks. They are full of holes, cracks and bumps. Yesterday I was walking (rolling) my college class through town. Zeke was doing a great job pulling my wheelchair, when all of a sudden, my front wheels hit a huge crack. My wheelchair stopped dead. Because of the momentum, my wheelchair tipped forward and I flew out of the chair. Zeke knew exactly what to do. He ran in front of me just in time to catch me and break my fall. I amazingly stayed upright. Without him I would have hit the sidewalk head first. He had seconds to anticipate what I needed. He has great instincts.
He is an amazing dog!
Shannon & Zeke
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
SEPT 11 2019