July 4th 2011 10:38 am
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Yesterday lil Bear and I went to a picnic. There were a lot of people and their children. BEAR DID FANTASTIC!! I was so proud of him.
As you know lil Bear is my first puppy and I made mistakes. I didn't socialize him early and so he is skittish with strangers and especially children. We have been working very hard on this. I have taken him to my friend's house and utilized her 8 yr daughter, Allie, as my "training child". I believe Allie may have a future as a trainer. She has been great. I gave her a bag of treats and lil Bear's ball and she just takes off with it. She makes up her own training exercises for him. Bear has been very responsive to Allie's training as well. He is still a mama's boy but he will play with others and he is beginning to see that kids are fun too.
At the picnic, Bear played ball with a little 5 yr boy, Zac. Bear let Zac pet him and he even "kissed" Zac on the nose. Later Bear brought his ball to other people to throw for him and I was sitting right there!
It was a hot day and Bear would lay down and relax. Occasionally he would go up to someone (stranger to him) to be petted or get food. By the end of the day, Bear was TIRED! I've never seen him sooooo tired. He really seemed to relax and enjoy the day, the kids and the attention.
I was so excited and proud of my lil Bear.
Great job lil Bear!!!!! *hugs*
Sounds like it was a really great day for all. way to go Lil Bear!
Great job Lil Bear!
WOO-HOO, Lil Bear!! Dis r PAWSUM nueses, my fwiend!!! Yu r lernin' how be a playful guy!
Good job Lil Bear!! It's good that you are learning to like the little kids - they are the ones most likely to drop food!
great Lil bear!!! you r such a cutie & a good pup!!! so happy dat you had a great & fun day!!!! i bets you smiled da whole way home & i bets you smile all night longs in you sleep, you so happy bout all da fun you had!!! goodnight sweet pup & sleep well... much love to you & all you family..
furever pals, droopy & mommie
great job lil Bear!! so proud of you, and it will only get better!!
Hey, lil Bear, I learned this weekend that lil kids can be very trying fur a dog! Keep up the good work!
Lil Bear's mama, you are a very wise and conscientious mama fur helpin' lil Bear get more comfurtable with lotsa peoples!
Good job Lil Bear and Mom! He has impoved so very much. *hugs*