I know I haven’t been in touch for quite a while, and it’s been for a good reason …I’ve had a few hiccups – let me explain, I have always been a little too quick to mouth
Mrs P and Beloved have worked hard to attain a ‘softer mouth’ sometimes to no avail
Then there is the jumping up issue, which I’m mostly in control of … “Paws on the floor” is my command to stop this behaviour, but a few weeks ago – about the time I was booked in for … ‘The Snip’ my behaviour became quite erratic, and after the op well I just went totally down hill I was jumping up, mouthing really hard, almost to the point of biting, every time I went for a walk I would be VERY unpredictable, so much so Mrs P couldn’t take me out on her own I was knocking her over, rearing up, and her arms were so bruised she looked as if she had been attacked by a bear.
‘Dog Training Lady’ has really been championing my cause, giving Mrs P the phone numbers of a behaviorist, and how to up my training to contain the situation – I’m just about muzzle trained now, I think we may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it turns out my lead rattled my ‘Lampshade of Shame’ causing noise sensitivity, I’m not very good at handling adrenalin / excitement AND the major culprit of my down hill slide ??? FOOD yes that’s right FOOD I’m on a natural holistic dried dog food but Mrs P and Beloved were supplementing my diet with the UK’s market leader of canned food which turns out to have 38% animal derivatives which I really can’t cope with
Mrs P is back to walking me alone, my behaviour has improved significantly, don’t get me wrong I still charge about like a bull in a china shop, I steal the cats bed when ever I can oh and I still have a MAHOOSIVE passion for horse poo I even had a taste of cattle poo YUMMY …. BUT … things are looking good 🙂