Sunday, May 6, 2012
Shake is the New "sh" Swear Word Around Here
I have been so encouraged with Alvin success with sitting that I decided to teach him a second command. After thinking about Alvin's limitations I decided to try to teach him how to shake. I went into this endeavor with a lot of optimism but after the second attempt, I abruptly dumped the idea because it was going no where fast . It caused him to reel, circle, and to want to be as far away from that idea as he could get. So, we're back to square one. I was able to teach my first dog who was deaf and blind how to sit, lay down, and pretend to be dead but Alvin's clearly going to be more of a challenge. For crying out loud we only did it twice and yet, 15 minutes later the poor boy is still circling. I am not even mentioning the word shake in passing because it's clear that it's the new swear word around here. I keep looking at him and telling him that I meant well but so far he isn't having it. I guess if I get desperate I will try to convince people that I taught him how to do endless circles around the living room.