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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Didn't Work!

Alright! I confess! I admit! I concede the point! Looking sad doesn't work on Milo at all. He was very badly behaved yesterday. He listened to me very little, nipped people left right centre and tried a few times to enter the Forbidden Area. Sigh! So... I bowed to the wisdom of the website and gave him a sharp knock on his head with my knuckles. He has begun to take me seriously again.

I towered over him with a handful of dog feed and required him to sit politely before I would bend down and give him his food. He now responds to the command "Sit!" He is a very intelligent dog and figures things out in no time at all. He took about 5 minutes to learn to sit calmly and get fed.

This morning, he has not once tried to bite me and when he tried to grab my slipper from my feet, all I did was bend down and glare at him like I used to glare at my children. He let go and walked away apologetically. I am determined to do a good job bringing up this dog because we all like him a lot, and we want him to grow up into a pleasant member of the family. Otherwise, when he grows up, he may hurt the children or other people, and we would be forced to remove him.

8 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

ah, visionary in the light of love. i believe u can do it!

Serendipity said...

Milo is adorable! Don't let the adorable puppy look push you over ;-). Must establish who the alpha is from the beginning LOL. Good luck with the training!

Blur Ting said...

You are a good trainer. I should send my dogs over for training :-)

termite said...

pet, chk out this link http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dog+whisperer+episodes&search_type=&aq=1&oq=dog+whisper

if it does not open to the searches for u, look for dog whisperer episodes. he talks about how to train a dog etc.

also if your pup turns over on his back when u are teaching him it means he is surrendering to u. just so u know ehehe.

petunialee said...

Fry - Nah! Just realistic!

petunialee said...

Serendipity - Yeah... I need to know more about dogs.

petunialee said...

Ting - I'm not a good trainer... I'm terrible!!

petunialee said...

Termite - thanks for all your tips!!