Also, we met a new fellow Welshie today. His name is George and he is adorable, as all Welshies are! He's pretty new to the blogusphere so let's show him a friendly welcome! He'd probably appreciate meeting some of you awesome pooches.
Finally, as you know, Hootie went to obedience class with 2 main goals. 1-Learning to stop jumping up on everyone and 2-to stop pulling when on leash. He is still practicing to heel and mommy will continue to work with him with yummy treats. As far as the jumping, here is what Mikkel has Mommy doing: When Hootie jumps on her she says, "Oh no,too bad" and then gives him a time out by putting him in the bathroom for 30 seconds. Then when she goes to get him out she first makes him sit, then gives him his release words,"that will do." He has caught on & sometimes runs away as soon as he hears "Oh no". Smart guy!! Anyway, now we have to show you a new trick that Hootie's trainer, Mikkel, taught him. She told mommy that some dogs just like to jump. So, to encourage orchestrated jumping, as apposed to unwanted jumping up on a person as a "greeting" she taught Hootie how to do "The Shamu". Mommy taught me (BabyRD) how to do it in 3 (YeS 3!) tries. Enjoy the following videos buddies & please try to ignore Mom's slob outfit...Keep On Truckin'?? Puhleeze Mommy! Ah well, a product of the 60's. sigh.
love, Baby Rocket Dog
Hootie doing The Shamu
Baby Rocket Dog doing The Shamu
And the coup de grâce: The Double Shamu