Posted in Dog Life, Summer Training

Week 3: We Sleep When She Sleeps

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This is advice I didn’t take with my human child. As an unusually energetic 19-year-old, I thought I don’t need to sleep when Ivan naps. At 43, this is a whole different story. I napped regularly before Java. I nap more so now.

I have reduced my regular triathlon training to spend time with Java. This was the plan going into this whole puppy parenthood gig.  I knew that having an obedient dog required a lot of consistent work. And with my schedule being unpredictable and often full, I knew I was going to have to say no to a lot of things until we got her trained.

Training a dog is mentally hard. So when she sleeps I sleep.

Other than that she seems to be happy living here. We try to keep her busy and introduce her to new experiences. Of course, we live in Fairbanks, Alaska so the experiences are seasonal and there are limited places to explore nearby.  But fall and then winter will be here soon and she will get to learn about snow!

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