Sunday, April 19, 2015

moved on...

Penny the Fosterdog moved on to a "forever family" some time ago... this blog is closed...

Monday, September 1, 2014

A good walk, mostly

The morning walk after the excitement of yesterday went on very well, with one incident of blocking for a few minutes. Doing a few circles and taking a no non-sense approach fixed it, and we had a good long walk on both sides of the Penasquitos Creek. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Crazy something in the Garden?

The evening Garden walk to have her pee a last time for the day was odd this time: she got crazy right away and ran towards the two large palm trees next to the Pot-Ghetto, only she was on the leash. It was tough to get her out of there, something must have smelled really interesting. So there was some tension, and we eventually brought her in. We went out again (need to pee, eventually), and tried to claim the area of interest by blocking about a third of the garden with the body. It worked, eventually she gave up and did the business. Next morning was again that area the first target, she obviously remembered that there is something unfinished. But there was less enthusiasm. So peeing and pooping worked at 7:20AM Monday. 

Meeting Cliff

We went to see Cliff, the dog owned by Megan and Eric. It was at their place, Penny was reserved first, but after 90 minutes of keeping distance and exploration of the backyard the game was on. Penny and Cliff raced around and barked and played pretty rough. Cliff might have been too rough at the end, although Penny did her share to run around and engage. Below is one picture before and two after the play. Penny was quite "done" after the game, but could walk in the evening and next morning.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Training Class III

Another training class. This time the new things are "stay" and move a few feet away from Penny, "leave it" with the treat on the floor in plain sight, and "focus" with the treat at arms length. She did very very well with these. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Penny Sleeps

Tired from all the stuff...

Dogpark III

We went to the dogpark again in the evening. Penny came well along, but right in the beginning there was a dog fight in one corner, with a lot of screaming and barking. All dogs wanted to get there, but we could catch Penny before she got close. Afterwards everyone was nervous and the fun was diminished. Nevertheless, she did run a little more than last time and found a few friends. Here is a video from a little success story: she came after I called her...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Training Class II

We went to the training class again. She did better than before with "Archie", who does pose a lot, but once Penny responds, he would go hiding. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Raiding the treat stash

Sometime today Penny was raiding the bag from Unleashed with the great Chicken Treats, while unsupervised for a few minutes. Uncool. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Sleeping Place

Sleeping upstairs in the second crate - worked well also. There was a little nervousness in the beginning, but all good. In the night there was once a barking at another dog outside.