Well Summer had a bad day yesterday...I was ready to strangle her.
I let her out of her crate yesterday evening, to go potty and get in the car to head to Fidos. She came out crazy...(she'd been in there around 5 hours max). She was happy to see me...and we went out to the grass for her to potty. She just jumped around and was generally exuberant. I was running late, so I tried all of the potty commands I know that FFF uses. Nothing. She just jumped around, checking everything out. I told her sternly, and she got into heel position. Not helpful.
So she went to FFF in the car with no crate pad...as I didn't want her to pee in her crate. (I don't know her well enough yet to know if she can hold it or not.
Got to FFF, walked her to the potty area...pee'd immediately.
Once inside, she just wanted to play and see everyone. Jenn (Fenella) and I had stuff to discuss for puppy class...so we sat down to go through stuff. I put Summer in a down and told her to wait. She waited about 20 seconds and got up. Repeat this numerous times.
I finally got up and put her in a crate in the back room, so I didn't have to deal with her and the puppy class stuff at the same time. Ugh.
Went to the trainer's meeting. 2 hours of dealing with her popping up from downs, trying to crawl to eat the toy poodle under the other table, whining, rolling around on her back, crawling to sniff the BC next to us. I was trying to be patient..."yes" and treat for quiet and calm...but it was hard. I was ready to kill her.
Annoying little twit.
Over a year at the prison, and she can't lay calmly for more than 30 seconds? Seriously? I know it's a different environment...but come ON already!
Can't potty on leash/on command?
Honestly...what do they do up there?
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw