Hey everyone Trainer came today and was very, very impressed with Jules and Michele’s breeding program. He said he will definitely be recommending SPFL if he is ever asked. He kept saying “you got a good one” we learned some basics and went over potty training, absolutely positive training. Don’t even raise your voice at them in anger. He said they have no clue what they did, now you’re just showing them to fear you. Doesn’t change the behavior, if left unattended they would do it again, but this time they will have anxiety and fear when you walk in the door. We need to make sure and figure out how we failed and what we can do to prevent it in the first place. We learned that we want to be verbally communicating with her and not trained based on eye contact. If her back is to me and she’s running away, I can’t make eye contact. He’s coming back tomorrow for more. Tonight Jules is in a crate in my room.
(Watching a video of the pups still at Michele’s) Awwww so adorable FYI…Jules perked up when she heard her 1st human Momma voice and started doing the head tilt. Such a wonderful imprint you’ve made look at all those babies and how happy they are! You’re such a great dog Momma!
Today we introduced a squeaky piggy and I love watching her play with it! She learned ‘get the piggy’ instantly, and training is going well. Worked on having her in her bedroom in playpen with open crate last night. I have a camera set up. When she wouldn’t calm down trainer taught me some negative distraction techniques that won’t scare her but snaps her brain out of that mode. She would finally settle and woke up way more than when in bed with me. Every time she woke if she whines incessantly not just whimpers we would take her out to potty then right back in. I’m keeping a log so I can see the patterns. Sometimes she pottied, sometimes she didn’t. We practice having her in there a little throughout the day while I’m home doing things as well. Only getting her out when she’s not whining or crying. It hasn’t taken much for her to catch on. She’s a smart one, she quickly learned to smack her wobbly food bowl and that makes the food fly out so I add a smaller amount and refill for the correct amount. We’ve learned “let’s go” “good girl” “Jules” “come” “potty” “go outside play” “go outside potty” she excels at anything we do. I’m trying to make sure that smart brain stays stimulated. I can’t wait to hear about how her brothers and sisters excel in their new home