January 6th 2010 5:51 pm
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Mom took me for a nice walk around the park and then grabbed my vest and work collar and lead. I had a feeling she was going somewhere and hoped I was going with her. First we went to Safeway to grocery shop. This is only the second time her and I have done this without dad. I did pretty well but did have some trouble with grabbing stuff off the floor. Sometimes my heel was perfect and other times it was not very good at all. With mom’s health lately we have not done much training. Mom said I did pretty good overall. After we got the groceries in the car we went for a little walk around the parking lot so I could potty. Then we headed to a door near Safeway. I got very excited and mom had a hard time making me wait and go in slowly. This was my first Dr. Appt with mom. Her NP had said that she would like to meet me and that she should bring me on her next visit. Mom checked in and put my mat down so I knew were I was to be. They were several people there before us and the waiting room is not that big. We had to wait an hour before mom was called. During that time the waiting room got full and there were several small children running around. I did pretty well. I did get up from my down and got corrected but I never left the pad. It was really hard as the kids looked fun and other people talked to me.
Finally we were called and taken to the exam room. Mom put down my mat in the corner and gave me a chewy to keep me busy. When the NP came in she said hi to mom and did not look at me. She said I was sooo cute but new she should not talk to me. Mom explained maybe later when I was farther along in my training. Mom and the nice lady talked for a half hour. I stayed in my down the whole time. On the way home mom and I stopped and got lunch and took home to dad. Mom then left to go to her new Physical Therapy for her lower back. She said I could not go as she would be in the pool and it would be to hard to work with me and benefit from her session. I stayed home with dad and got into trouble. I do not like staying home now and gave dad a hard time. Mom says we are going to have to work on this. She is also thinking of enrolling us in a group class she just found about near our home
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what a fine job you are doing Dora. I have a lot of respect for you helping your mom out at the Safeway and the Dr. Kisses to you.
I am sure the class will be fun.. There are other doggies, you know? Maybe you get to play with them ;o)
One thing that helps with separation is going to a doggie daycare without your mom a few hours a day for a while. Maybe there is an option around your home? You should talk to your mom about this..
Tail wags, Jojo and sonja
Yes I went to puppy classes but then they were to hard for mom to go to. they were far away and at night. These are very close and in the day. Usually I love dad and being with him. I just was not happy mom went without me and kept getting into things. Then I would not listen to him when he told me something. I was very bad. But mom says that is even more reason why I need to stay home to get over thinking I get to go all the time. Also i think I am will grow out of it soon and adjust. Mom says we will work it out. i need more exercise and she just has not felt that well.
Good job Dora! You are doing really well!
I am sure your mom will see that leaving you home will not help with the challenge you are facing right now. Let her know that even if you don't listen, you have to keep practicing outside and inside. The more practice and the more consistency - no matter who gives it to you will be the best.
Give your mom a hug and some warmth..