Friday, July 10, 2009

One Week


Gideon has officially been with us for a week now!

This week has been kind of hectic for both of us, with me starting a new job and all, and him getting "thrown" into a new home; but I think we're reaching a point of normalcy.

On Thursday we went to a restaurant, and he did alright, his nickname will be my ADD dog, as laying STILL with all that food around was VERY hard for him.

So today we "practiced" long down-stay's while I practiced the piano, I "suited him up" and put him on Tie-Down next to me.

At first he was up & down, but once he realized that he couldn't go anywhere, he laid down, and went to sleep.

Now whenever he laid down, I would drop a treat in between his paws, just as a reminder that that's what I wanted him to do.

And I practiced for a good 45 minutes, before I called it quits.

I always stop while were ahead :D .

Gideon is used to using a dog door at his foster families house, and so he has assumed, because he can push the screen door open....he can go out whenever he wants too.If I lived further back from the road, that would be...annoying but ok; as he's not a runner.

But twice today, he's let himself out to potty, and then went on a tour-de-knoxvul; thankfully I was able to track him down quickly both times, buttttt we're going to have to...work on that.

*woooooo*

5 comments:

Madison and Butler said...

Sounds like he is doing great! Good luck on the door thing! He is such a cute dog...

Dee said...

Erin, Gideon cannot be anymore ADD than Ruthie! :) Brad brought Ben to a Chamber after hours function at CBBC in M'ville last week. He did great except for sticking his nose up a ladies skirt!!! I about died! Brad will be working on that!! Oh heavens me! Of course he stole the show and when he crossed those paws, everything was watching and just LOVED IT!

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I hope you have a Golden experience with Gideon, ADD and all! :)

As a fellow dog lover I wanted to let you know about a giveaway taking place on my blog for PUPCAKES! Fullerton would love them when he isn't working! :)


Here's the link to the giveaway:
http://thewetnose.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-birthdays-and-another-pupcake.html

Dakota's Puppy Raiser said...

You can do it, Gideon! Yeah, I always like to end things on a good note & quit while we're ahead too. Makes everyone feel good, me included!

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I hope you have a Golden experience with Gideon, ADD and all! :)

As a fellow dog lover I wanted to let you know about a giveaway taking place on my blog for PUPCAKES! Fullerton would love them when he isn't working! :)


Here's the link to the giveaway:
http://thewetnose.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-birthdays-and-another-pupcake.html