Monday, 21 May 2018

Who knew....

I had a lovely phone call with DS yesterday to chat about general things and some of the issues we are having with Ruby. It was a lovely discussion and a great help. We later had a Facetime call. Luckily Ruby was playing up in the way we had said and he got to see it.

He then took us through the correction methods they use and it seemed to help. However, later that evening, off she went, jumping up, snapping, tore a hole in my jeans, a hole in DB’s shirt. She was corrected many times and was contrite for a short while before beginning again. In the end, a houseline was put on, to keep her at the side of DB, as she would not leave my ankles alone.

She has now been booked for a residential training day with our dog trainer, followed by a 1-2-1 with us. Other than these two bugbears, she is lovely and will be a great dog. We will spend what is needed to get on top of things, even though at times, I could hand her back!

His puppy from the litter, is eating her poo. They now put 3 tiny pieces of pineapple in her food, she had a poo, goes to eat it and promptly spits it out. Apparently it makes the poo taste disgusting. Doesn’t work for all dogs, but does for her.

3 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that pineapple trick before ... who knew!!

    I must say I really commend you for persevering with Ruby, she is going to be a brilliant dog in the not too distant future and it will be thanks to having such loving and responsible owners. Good luck with her training.

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    1. Got to keep trying even when at times, she makes me so mad and tearful!

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  2. You learn something new everyday and today it as about the pineapple, indeed who knew?

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