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Overcoming the Past . . .

It "Clicked"!

March 30th 2011 1:28 pm
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Pearl Irene came to live with me on Sunday, March 20th, 2011. She has been through at least five homes in her short little life, and that has affected her.

Up until today, when I tried to train her to "wait" for her food, or "sit" for it, she would just bark at me and get frustrated with me; she wouldn't try to figure out what I was asking for. I clicked/treated her on the rare occasions that she actually did sit, but nothing "clicked" (pardon the pun).

But today, while I was chopping up chicken for my mom, the girls came to beg for a bite. And guess what? Pearl finally gave up begging, and SAT DOWN!!!!! After twenty or so repetitions, she got it!

She still gets a little frustrated trying to remember that the verbal "sit" means "set your bottom down on the ground just so". But considering that this is her first day, she's doing great!

Love you, little Muppet!


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