June 21st 2006 4:12 pm
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Mom and I took this really long drive - 2 hours from home yesterday. We went to some place called Best Paw Forward. There was alot of smells of dogs there but I didn't see any dogs. We met a lady named PJ - she was real nice to me. She even gave me a treat. Mom found out why I'm attacking dogs that come at my face. We all know that I don't like that and I growl and snap at these other dogs. Mom found out that "Terrier" breeds can hold adreneline for up to a week. That would explain why I had two jumps in one day.
So this lady PJ discussed clicker training and a gentle leader to get me over my fear of other dogs. She really gave mom some good advice to, when another dog approaches me she has to stand infront of me so I know I'm alright. If the other dog doesn't back of she was told to tell the owner of the other dog that I am afraid of their dog. Funny a "terrier" afraid. But since we have such a bad rap mom agreed. That way people can be responsible for their dogs action and I'm safe!!
The best part of clicker training is that I get lotsa treats!!! My ordered my gentle leader today - should be in the mail in a few days. Can't wait!! I love learning new things. Mom also signed me up for a Basic Manners class in August. I feel so special!! PJ said I'm a smart dog and proved it when a puppy came in for a class. PJ stood in front of me, at first I didn't notice her but she danced into my way a few times so I looked up at her and sat down. She made this cool click sound and gave me some chicken... Love chicken!! She looked at mom and said, "He's a smart dog, he learns real quick!" Yup, its true I'm smart - the pros said so!! ;}
Mom said the long drive, tolls and fee for the consultation was money well spent. Hey as long as it is spent on me that's awesome!!!
Bye for now,
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