I am working on duration sits and downs but out of sight of my raiser. Sometimes I just like to be able to see her but she wants me to do my cues when she’s in another room. That’s really hard so we don’t do it much but I realize what I have to do and am going to try really hard. Every day I go for a leash walk, or two, and I am not allowed to sniff posts, trees and fire hydrants. They smell so good and I find it very hard to ignore them but I’m working on it. Sometimes yummy treats come out and then I ignore the temptations.
One thing that I’m really good at is meeting the children from the bus stop. I see them coming and I wait nicely and don’t jump up. We practice that every day. Sometimes when we’re out and about though people look and smell unusual and it makes me want to jump up so my raiser keeps a close eye on me. Happy Valentine’s to you – I am going to have a very lovely Valentine’s weekend with a very lovely sitter.
Submitted by: Jo Brand