Today is Tuesday 7th June

It has been an interesting morning insomuch as we took Maya to the Garden Centre to expose her to something different. As expected, everything was a mix of new smells and things to investigate, so it was hard work keeping her in check. The staff were brilliant though and said she would probably get carpet burns on her nose because she was sniffing so hard!
There were several other dogs there and she was good with all of them, not making a fuss or lunging to play. We stopped for tea and cake, with me deliberately buying those with no chocolate so that she could have a little as a treat. One couple commented on how well behaved she was for her age, and she received a lot of fuss and admiration. Walking out wasn’t quite so dignified or well choreographed as she pulled like hell, but it was her first time there and we think she did pretty well really. It has given us confidence to take her somewhere where dogs are allowed so that we can have a cuppa and she will know she won’t be left out.

Back home, I spent some time with her in the garden practicing the sit, wait and come which we had tried at class off lead last time. On a positive note, she sat and waited when I walked away, but anticipated me calling her so as soon as I turned round, she came to me. Saying that though, she sat immediately in front of me for her treat, and that had also been part of the exercise.

Both of us have played with her one on one today so she has had some quality time now that the weather has improved. Not much fun for us being cooped up indoors on a rainy day let alone a puppy. It’s lovely here today and Hubby has just taken her for her second walk. My back’s playing me up so walking her myself is painful, but playtime is OK as I’m not trying to control or hold her.

Have a good day everyone. Take care and keep safe.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Today is Tuesday 7th June

  1. Lovely way to spend a day.

  2. murisopsis says:

    She is too smart! That she anticipates your turn and recall is good… Perhaps having her come while your back is turned might help??

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Sounds like she’s doing well 😊

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Well done getting the public places and cafes as part of her training so you can both do somethings you like too πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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