Friday, July 10, 2009
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.