Question: How do you train a dog to come when he doesn't go in the first place?
Took Bran to the park today and into the tennis courts - took off the lead and he just stood there. I ran around with him and managed to get some recall done, which he seems to be getting the hang of, but it is quite funny when he just stands there.
He is quite unsure of himself though, and it is obvious he doesn't want to be too far away from you.
I took the training lead with me and all I seemed to do was tie myself and Bran in knots; the one time he took off......I'll leave to your the imagination! ;D
I think the best thing will be to go with somebody and then we can stand at either end of the courts and call him.
Excuse any mistakes I have a cat on my lap who is insisting on helping me type by knuzzling the hands.
Upon returning home we had a lady visit to do a home check for Sarah's new puppy, which all went well. However, the mistake was made in getting the puppy's new bed down to show, and Bran reckoned he could fit if he really tried hard......
He's been more laid back than usual today, if that's possible! Reckon that run yesterday cream crackered him.
As you can see from this pic the new anti counter surfing gate is now installed, much to Brans dismay. However, to be fair he has been very good, with only one check of the worktop since he has been here. So far remotes and mobiles have not taken his interest, but socks have
Bran has been caught a few times now sneaking socks away to his bed. We can live with that, it's got to be better than remotes and phones
Strange isn't it, you have a dog that could probably clear 5' easily from a standing start, yet a low stair gate seems too much bother
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2007 18:49:19 GMT by goldwinger
Post by Celtic Animal Life Line on Nov 19, 2007 23:52:13 GMT
wonderful video - he really enjoyed the chasing - he's such a big "wally" !!! Delighted he is now so settled in - hope all goes well with the new "addition" - he'll love the company.
I guess he won't run unless he has pals to run with - when here with Miriam, he went out for his walk in the park with all the dogs and would run around with Tara (Lurcher) & Lucy (GH) - Bran won't waste his energy running around on his own - I think we can safely say he is an energy conservationist - his own energy !!!!
Well, today is the day that Bran's new playmate arrived. Meet the lovely little Meesha who is about 11 weeks if I remeber correctly. The name may change and Lucy is favourite at present, but it's down to our daughter Sarah to choose.
Here is Meesha
And here is Meesha and Bran both in relaxed mode
So far so good. We are introducing them carefully and no real problems (yet). Meesha did get a grumble form Bran when he was half asleep, as you would expect from him, and she walked up and gave his nose a good lick. Think he was a bit taken back by that, but it's only day 1 so loads of time for getting to know each other.
She eats, she pees, she poops, she sleeps, but how cute is this?
They are now best of friends; Bran pinched the pup's chew earlier and was told not to, so I gave him his own; what did Lucy do but pinch the chew out of his mouth whilst he was chewing it, so I said "OK" and gave him hers! Whatever.......