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Postby furever_pit » July 4th, 2009, 10:10 am

This morning we have two fellas installing some screen doors on the house. At first, Dylan was just standing by the back door watching them drill away then he just laid down and watched them. Not a peep tho...no barking, no sign of concern, just curious. Then one of the men opened the door and came into the house (didn't give any notice to me that he was coming in so Dylan was off lead) to work on this side of the door. Dylan just went up to him to get some loving and then went out onto the porch to say hello to the other worker. Neither man was intimidated by Dylan and both really seem to like him. Anyway, Dylan came right back inside when I called him and is now laying down next to me as I asked him to. Three doors are standing wide open and he is still doing what I ask and is ignoring these workers.

I really thought I was gonna have to crate him while these folks were here because I thought he was going to be annoying about wanting to be underfoot and knowing what is going on. I also thought he might try to run off while the doors are open. It's kinda nice that my dog can still surprise me. I'm proud of him.

I know, I know..not a big deal, but Dylan is making my morning. lol
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 4th, 2009, 10:20 am

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Postby hugapitbull » July 4th, 2009, 10:56 am

Good Doggie!
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Postby Marinepits » July 4th, 2009, 11:54 am

Fantastic! :D
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Postby madremissy » July 4th, 2009, 12:00 pm

Way to go Dylan.
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Postby Jenn » July 4th, 2009, 12:29 pm

Yay for you and Dylan!! :)
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Postby amazincc » July 4th, 2009, 12:43 pm

It's a VERY big deal!!! :D :confetti: :clap:

I can tell you that from experience, because my dogs insist on playing and being underfoot and HAVE to be crated when anyone comes to work on my house. :bs: :nono:
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Postby katiek0417 » July 4th, 2009, 12:47 pm

I think that is fantastic!!! :dance:
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Postby furever_pit » July 4th, 2009, 12:57 pm

Thanks y'all! :D
The workers just left but they came inside to play with Dylan for a little bit beforehand. There was no jumping and no barking. One of them even called my dog "brilliant". Yes, I blushed...true story.
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Postby TinaMartin » July 4th, 2009, 6:25 pm

Thats awesome and I think you should make it a big brag!
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 5th, 2009, 10:43 pm

:clap: yea for both of you!
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Postby Malli » July 6th, 2009, 3:20 am

actually, I think that is a very big achievement.

He was calm around visitors, he was calm around visitors doing weird things with weird tools, he was calm -and even inviting and friendly- with visitors that you didn't introduce him to - that entered his home and his territory, and he obeyed you under a new distraction (workers coming to the house are not something that you'd often have to work with) without question.

its great! :clap: you should be VERY proud.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » July 6th, 2009, 6:51 pm

Congrats! I'm glad training is going well
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