Ok, I love this show.. really do.  I don’t get the channel anymore so I try to catch segments online on you tube and such.  I think Cesar is just awesome when it comes to those dogs.  So now lets talk about my pups..

Rascal- whiny, oh my word, whiny.. he will cry at the door sometimes.. he will cry at the gate, cry in the kennel.. whine whine whine.  Then to top it off he is totally greedy.. go to give them a treat.. Rascal will snatch it right out of Naruto’s mouth.. literally stick his nose in his mouth and grab it.. then walk off with TWO dingy bones, carrots or whatever I give them.. ugh.. He will also run back and forth to both food bowls while Naruto just stands and watches.. I literally have to stand guard.. as soon as I turn my back.. rascal is in naruto’s dish.. Rascal is also the more hyper of the two..

Naruto – cute loveable baby.. However, he will stand his ground when Rascal has gone too far.. Naruto can be LOUD!  Rascal always backs off when he does this and cries..

Both together.. Well, they ate my glasses (the part that goes over the ears) I had to file them down so they no longer hurt me.. They ate my favorite sweatshirt, my jacket, any stuffed animal they can get ahold of, anna’s toys.  Poor Barbie has no arms now..literally none.  Oh, yesterday.. somehow they got ahold of brand new mascara.. literally into it, where they could taste the mascara.. they acted like I was taking away something totally delicious.. oh my.

Potty training.. Naruto will go potty outside with no problem.  If I leave the door open for him.. Rascal will not go down the deck stairs in the dark.. he will go on the floor anywhere.. The other problem.. they won’t tell me when they need to go.. no barks, whines, nothing.. it is getting cold and that door can’t stay open anymore.. brrr..

Rascal is 5 months and Naruto is about 4 months..

So, what would Cesar say if I came to him with this problem.. well.. he would say..

1st. Exercise

2nd. Discipline

3rd. Affection..

 

Ok.. so I need to walk my dog.. at least 45 min you say.. umm.. that would be hard for me at this point.. let’s try for 15.. we will try to go around the block.

So, last night I got everything ready.  Sweatshirt, jacket, pedometer, leashes, cell phone, water, sneakers.  great.. I get up this morning.. get dressed and do my bike.. come up, get their leashes on.. wait.. chased Naruto who grabbed his leash and ran.. Rascal, such a good boy, let me put his on and sat waiting.. finally naruto is caught.. Now.. Cesar says I must go out the door before the animals to show who is boss.. that could be tricky.. wait.. I did it .. whew.. ok..

why don’t I let them pee first

go pee

no, playing

now they are tangled up

great.. untangle.. and attempt to get them to go pee..

nope.. not interested in peeing.. ok.. let’s walk..

I shorten the leash so each is on one side..

man those pups are strong

tug, pull, redirect, stop, sit, goodboy, ok.. heel, rascal stay by me, naruto no..

tug, pull, redirect, stop, sit.. sit, sit,

Ok.. now my back is hurting.. we didn’t make it to the street.. turn in cul-de-sac.. tug, pull, redirect, tug, pull.. ahhh!..

finally to door.. in, get in, come on.

Send them to back yard.. they are now running and playing.. here I sit with my back hurting..

did I make it to 15 min..

pedometer.. says… 6 min!

 

Let’s say tomorrow.. they walk themselves!!

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