- Started new trick with Shana, which will eventually be jumping up in my arms. Someone was also doing this and had their dog jump in their lap first. So I did this with Shana for about 10 minutes with food. She loved it. I need to look at next steps. No equipment on except her flat collar, a chair, and the use of food. 10 minutes
- Placed Shana in the master bedroom while I did sit on the dog with Bailey. She looked the other way (avoidance) but did not bark or give any hairy eyeballs. I was using treats, her muzzle was on, and I did have her on leash to hold. 45 minutes (Bailey getting used to new rooms---he has a little anxiety, so Shana had to do a little longer than I usually do---though one hour is not unheard of).
- Not training but Brother in Law came over. I did not let Shana check him out first. She never really calmed down while he was here (as in look comfortable, she did lie down while we were watching tv). So I need to put time in getting her used to people (long story that you can find probably in her lengthy about posts in the archives). She also does not like crowds of people, as in it makes her nervous, but then she is curious. 2 hours Solution: make this also a priority as we are working on the strange dog behavior.
Author, Robin Rubin
Owner and Head Dog Trainer in Maine, Robin Katherine Rubin, started her Maine dog training business in September 2004. Our dog training facility is located in Southern Maine in York Beach and we help families enjoy their dogs more, making sure they listen reliably and resolving unwanted behaviors.