OMG...I just found this amazing site...I want this poster when I get a real house:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Today our little family + Aunt Jenna went to lunch at Bella Isle and then to this event sponsored by Red Dirt Boxer Rescue at Ray Trent Dog Park. We thought it would be good for some socialization for the Sadie girl. Well, right as we showed up there was a "cutest dog competition" and all we had to do was walk in front of 4 judges. Well we didn't win (2 boxers did) but I was so proud of my girl:-) SOrry I didn't get any pics- I forgot my camera in the car! Oh well!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
...more like window watching. I opened the windows today because it is GORGEOUS outside! Read: no wind, cool (but not cold) fresh air. Probably the only nice day we'll have all year here in Oklahoma. Sadie likes to look out the window at the people walking by...I like to watch her:-)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Sitting on her own...if only we could do that when commanded too:-)
Last week I finally decided to call the K9 University I drive past everyday on the way to and from work. Today was the first day of the class. 9am Sat. Well, Tee and I almost slept through the class because we've been sick, but fortunately Sadie woke me up just in time to get ready and make it on time. On the way there Tee gave Sadie a pep talk "You gotta make valedictorian!" I was saying "Please just graduate!" Well, valedictorian does not look promising, we think she might be in the bottom three (that is if this was American Idol). She sucks at heeling and down, in fact, add sit to that list.
Here is the thing...we started off with treat training. The method they use at the school- which Tee and I think is the best way in the end, is "fun training." (The third method is fear...usually movie star dogs are this). So when Sadie responds to a correction such as "sit" she is rewarded with verbal praise and touch (petting). The reason we think this is the best method in the end, is because you don't always have treats on you, and Sadie is VERY picky about her treat selection. However, before she always got a treat when we asked her to sit or lay down, so she was very confused and scared when a treat was not offered.
We have homework everyday with training: 10 minutes of work; and 10 minutes of reward play. Today I took her on a walk, and she really did much better with "heel." She is starting to figure out "sit" in the new way. I didn't even bother with down again- it was disastrous in class. Maybe tomorrow.
Wish us luck- I'll keep you posted on her ranking in the class!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sadie was spayed today- so no little Workies. By workies I mean westie + yorkie. The westie is Tee's parents' dog who is not nutered. But anyway, sadie is doing well. She also got a shark tooth pulled (she had a tooth behind one of her others), and microchipped. When I picked her up she was a little loopy and scared, but now she is sleeping on the couch. I was worried sick about her all day, there is a higher risk of putting small dogs under, but we've gone on a few walks and she seems fine.