Posted in Dog Life, Summer Training

Week 2: This Looks Familiar

20180615_155526.jpgSomewhere exists a picture of my human son dragging toilet paper from the bathroom some 20 years ago. So when Java came running out of the exact same bathroom wrapped in a fresh roll, I had to stifle inappropriate parent laughter to take a quick picture and then pull it from her and tuck it away where she couldn’t reach it. Since then she has pulled down everything from backpacks to tool bags to blankets and jackets. I have my “Mom Ears” on all the time.

We are adapting so much better now. Java is starting to use the bathroom outside on a much more regular basis.  She is adapting to her kennel though I would never say that she loves it exactly. We have decided to get her a kennel for the outside where we will designate a place for her to use the bathroom.  We are also planning on getting a new style kennel for the house, moving the one my friend gave me outside. Honestly, my puppy doesn’t really need new kennels, but she definitely has my husband wrapped around her paw. So new kennels it is.

Puppy training class is going okay.  Java would rather play with the dogs then go through drills. It is kinda hard because they are 11 other dogs and owners, which means there is a lot of wait time between demonstrating/practicing skills. I find the wait time boring and I’m sure Java does too. We keep going though and practicing at home and on the trail. Having a well-behaved dog will be worth it.

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