Georgie is just over 10 months now, and although he still acts like a pup, he’s really becoming a big boy. Here he is with what he considers his new toy – the down-spout extension. For George, anything can become a toy.
I walked the dogs over to the vet’s yesterday evening and popped in to put Georgie up on the scale. He’s 127 lbs – just 10 pounds to go to catch Memphis. He’s still a little shorter than she is, and his body shape is a little different. Memphis was 108 lbs at a year. George is already 20 lbs past that and he won’t be a year until August 5. Yikes!
Good training session for Georgie today. We worked on all kinds of things from basic walking, sits, downs, walking near another dog, sitting beside a strange dog, “touch” for two feet up on a platform, “up” for all the way up on the platform, stay on the platform, sit there while I go through the door first, and also some work on taking treats very gently.
It is as much training for us as it is for the dogs. We have to learn to give a command once and expect it to happen, to be clearer – really black and white – about what we expect – and to have the discipline to be consistent.
Next lesson in three weeks. For now we have homework.