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Re: I Hired a Trainer [Re: Zisso] #350826
06/12/19 04:19 PM
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Perhaps an afternoon nap says someone in your time zone who is still in her pajamas....

Re: I Hired a Trainer [Re: middleofnowhere] #350827
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Originally Posted by middleofnowhere
Perhaps an afternoon nap says someone in your time zone who is still in her pajamas....

happyboogie Yes, an afternoon nap will definitely be in order.

I got brave and bought this cabinet at BiMart that I just spent 3 hours putting together and I only got half way there. I have needed an armoire kind of cabinet since I moved here to put between the dining room and kitchen to hold overflowing 'stuff' and this was on sale. Of course, it was built in China, which irks me to no end, and of course it is press board which I hate, but it is easier and less time consuming to put together and than building one from scratch.

I think now that it is picked up and put away, and the dogs have pottied, it is time for that nap!


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R.I.P. Kiki, Nadia, Pepe, and all my other loves from years gone by.
Re: I Hired a Trainer [Re: Zisso] #350877
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I got the cabinet put together all by myself on Sunday. It enabled me to reclaim my counter space, and feel normal again. She was counter surfing all the time, so I put everything in metal baskets that took up space. All of that, including the baskets are in the cabinet, plus everything from the microwave cart.Results are no more counter surfing at all.

I also bought fence tarps. (Used the money refunded from the trainer)
Tarps specially made for chain link fences. I put one up today, and must say, they look nice. I used wire I have, but noticed the wire rusts so am going to get metal all weather zip ties and change the wire out for them. II have noticed a HUGE difference in Gypsy's behavior since putting up the lumber tarps. Not nearly as much bickering with the neighbors little yappers AND ignoring other dogs out on our walks too. Last but not least, the fence tarps are half the cost of privacy slats and Much easier to put up!

Gypsy has calmed down soooooo much! We play frisbee (I throw them low) 3-4 times a day for maybe 10 minutes at a time and go out often for just roaming the yard, potty trips, water play, etc. She LOVES water! Today she was in the wading pool at 6am, and laying in the water. Goofy girl. Our morning routine, so I can have a peaceful cup of coffee and check my email, she gets a marrow bone (frozen) and they are worth their weight in gold in my opinion. She does like to test her boundaries with me, and when she won't stop after X number of times, she gets time outs in her crate. She will be 8 months old in a week! The time has flown by.

Zisso still loves her. He nibbles behind her ears, especially when she is in the pool. They play, romp, run, and sometimes he still corrects her, or like today, he got her as they played and pulled a chunk of hair out. She barely noticed. She can be wild as wild can be, running circles around the old guy. He is smart and just waits for her come back in 3-2-1...lol

They keep me busy! We still walk but not every morning. A few times a week now, because it is getting warmer. If we are not out by 8am, we aren't going. I stopped trying so hard to socialize her. I am letting her work on that in baby steps. Always take treats & a clicker on our walks, use the Gentle leader, and distract and praise. It is working! She is not so nervous when meeting other people outside the home now. Strangers gave her treats the other day and a pitbull walked by at the same time, and she ignored the pit and took the treat from a stranger.

She is a work in progress, and progress we are making!


Bev~mom to:
Zisso-DOB 09/16/07

R.I.P. Kiki, Nadia, Pepe, and all my other loves from years gone by.
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