Amber slept through the night. She did her total potty business outside, and she ate well at breakfast. She’s still struggling with the kennel, but only because she doesn’t like to be confined.
I’ve had some questions about what, exactly, I do all day when I’m boarding and training. So, since Amber is currently with me, I thought I would write out what a typical day at the Happy Dawgs household looks like:
4:45am – 5:20am: potty, then breakfast for all three
5:30am – 8:25am: quiet time/nap
8:30am – 9:15am: outdoor basics lessons, potty w/commands
9:20am – 9:40am: after-training play & potty
9:45am – 11am: break time
11:10am – 11:30am: grooming
11:45am – 3pm: basics lessons: lay down, sit, wait, inside/outside, walk nice, easy, come/here, potty w/commands, kennel training
* 3:10pm – 4pm: I had a nap, Amber went to kennel
4:10pm – 5pm: basics lessons [indoors: sit, wait, stay, lay down, place]
5pm – 5:40pm: supper for all, potty, walking practice
5:45pm – 9:30pm [bedtime]: potty training, basics lessons [walk nice, come/here, place, sit, wait]
Considering that she’s never worked on a long line, Amber responded quite well to light leash pressure during recall exercises. She didn’t tangle herself in it as much as I thought she would, so I’m going to continue using it when working her.
Have a great day, and remember to stay calm and lead on.