It's a three day holiday weekend! Woo hoo!
Hope you all have something fun planned!
Thank you all for your input on Darwin's barking issue! A really big thanks to Honey's mom for her always helpful tips!
We went for a family walk after work yesterday up to the farmers market in our neighborhood. It was the perfect chance to work with Darwin with the tips from Hsin-Yi. We had Darwin in her "sports bra" (which we've taken to calling it after Mango called it that in a comment) and had a bag of treats and the clicker handy. We worked on her heeling on the way up there, and once we got to the market there were a lot of dogs around (and people). Darwin got tons of attention from everyone, and we managed to get through the whole market without her barking at any of the other dogs! I didn't get any pictures though (I was too occupied eating my ice cream cone).
On the way home we stopped at a little park and entertained ourselves by swinging on the swings, which Darwin did not like.
We had found a ball on our walk up to the market and Darwin had a blast playing with it at the park.
So yes! Training has been successful so far! We'll be keeping up with it for sure!
So after we got home and Darwin got her bland dinner of chicken and rice she was in the living room playing with her ball, and all of a sudden walked over to Jason with it. We thought she wanted to play, but then we noticed she had got her bottom teeth stuck in a hole at the end of the ball.
It's not that big of a hole, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch big, but boy does it stretch!
We were shocked, but then had to laugh and run and grab the camera and I took a video on my phone before we helped free her (hehehe we're so mean).
So far it just looks like she's biting it right?
But, nope... not biting it. It's stuck.
(Jack, do you like our contribution to 'cut off part of your head' day?)
Sorry for the dark video...
So after Jason freed her from the ball, we got comfy watching Jason's favorite show (The Wire) and not even five minutes later, she got it stuck again! This time though instead of walking to Jason she walked down the hallway (I think in shame), so we had to follow her and get it off her.
Now that we know she can get stuck on that ball, we've hidden it while she's home alone to prevent any further ball-lip incidents.
Have a great weekend everyone!