December 18th 2009 9:40 am
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I see it has been a while since I have written about Black. He still amazes me with how good he is. I have never trained a dog or animal that learns so easily and quickly. He has taken to service work like a fish takes to water. We had a little set back with Black having trouble with his ears. He has ear infections that affected his work for a while. He is now healing and back to work 100% .
Black has one of his tasks down where he apply's deep pressure on son when he is upset. Black does not love this task but he is good about doing it for son. He obeyed son the other day without my support. I was so pleased with both of them. Son for knowing what he needed and what to do and Black for obeying him without my command. I found a trainer who is going to help me train Black. I am excited to find someone close who can help me with heeling. Black does great heeling in stores and crowds but on the sidewalk I have to deep reminding him to heel. She also sayed his other tasks will be easy to train. I had Black on a down stay when I met her and she had her dog on a down stay near by. I was very proud of how good Black did. I will start up with her in January.
Well christmas is coming and all the kids are getting excited. I think we will viset petco and get Black, Daisy and Jessied some presents.
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.
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Nice reading you again Black :o)
This sounds fabulous!
The ear infections are common in Poodles unfortunately, but keeping the ears clean on a regular basis might help. We do this, too with the girls and ever since, they haven't had any problems with their ears. Also we changed their diet to a non-grain, no corn diet. Help big time....
Black is fabulous and so is the effort you put into training him for your son.
Thanks for sharing the great news, sonja
Sharpei are also notorious for ear infections & Wrinkles is no exception. I agree with Jolanda about the grain-free diet. I have noticed a huge difference in Wrinkles health & it seems to have really helped with her ear problems as well.
Well, congrats to Black! Sounds like he is fulfilling his job and it's kind of a two way street. My guess is that the job is fulfilling to him and he has found his perfect home and family! Well done and best wishes to one and all!