Sometimes my blog posts can get a bit long, not todays. I won’t write much other than to say not all dog training awareness exercises are accomplishing only the obvious. I will let the video tell you the rest, let me know what you think I am suggesting. Thanks to everyone for you wonderful notes and positive healing vibes for Buzzy. I am happy to report he is doing great. Here is a pic of him and Swagger out for a “boys only” walk yesterday.
I dare you not to laugh . . . what a kook he is!
Today I am grateful that my life will never be boring as long as I own a dog.
Love the fact you embrace the don’ts …food for thought, thanks Susan
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of
Cool. My guy loves socks. I will have to think of something fun he can do with them.
I’ve had 4 flip-flop casualties due to my little Stella. Right now we have all of our shoes safely piled on our sofa table, which looks lovely.
Oh yes, the shoe company should definitely employ Swagger as a model! How about pretty amazing impulse control, focus forward/upwards:) body control, great response to a release?
And how handsome the two boys look together! Buzz looks awesome and Swagger is just a Chick magnet:)
Once again, Mr Swagman has managed to astound us. Love the concentration and the eyes slowly keeping track. [(Have you thought of proposing to the shoe company—a new model for their ads??? 😉 ]
Happy belated birthday, too!!
Glad to see that Buzz is feeling better. What can you say about Swagger? What a guy!
I love how you use his obsession to train him! that is great! So many times I see something that I don’t like about my dog and try to change it, instead of use it to his benefit. Thanks a lot for the fun video. I do love his eyes too!
He really enjoys the balancing of that shoe doesn’t he? Balancing, so good for body awareness and control. Thanks for thinking outside the box, I am learning from you!
Sharon and her pups, Bindi, Cody and Terra
Love when you ask him: is this my shoe ? I think I need the thing….and he closes his mouth!!!
Love It, Swagger is sooo cute!
Such a cute dog. Looks like a fun way to turn something naughty into something positive! That way you both get what you want! Brilliant.
Looks like a fun way to turn something naughty into something positive! That way you both get what you want! Brilliant.
very cute. glad you were able to capture that moment.
Wow! Another shoe fetish dog! Rudy has had a shoe fetish for a long time. Must try the shoe on the nose bit. Still haven’t got the “sit pretty”.
Love it! And glad to see Buzzy still buzzing around.
I think you are telling us to do the unexpected…turn things around, use every available training opportunity whilst laughing at all the cute and marvellous things they do! It is all about the relationship!
absolutely love it !! Happy to be ‘part of your lives’ thru Recallers, PP, IC, Contacts course and whatever is to come … 🙂
Dog training is FUN!!
You’re telling us dog training is fun! How can it not be when your dog is balancing shoes on their nose while they “sit pretty”. 🙂
You let him put Coach shoes in his mouth!!!??
Good eye Anji! No worries, he is very gentle:)
Fun to watch. I have had shoe fetish dogs too, including one who had to have one in her mouth when she played with the cat. I would find random shoes up on top of the sofa and in the middle of the bed. Same dog would also carry rocks or beer bottles on our walks (whatever she could find to carry).
I love the hold you are getting with the shoe as well…without mouthing, shaking etc. Hmmm working on some obedience behaviors maybe with a favorite thing as well?
Love him – he totally rocks as do your shoes – what kind are they?
Love the picture of Buzz and Swagger. Buzz looks vibrant! I find so much inspiration in Shaping Success and am grateful for your partnership with him, Susan.
he’s just too cute :))
I’m amazed to see another shoe-fetish dog. I thought my red boy Loki was one of the only shoe fetish dogs around. 🙂
Ive seen those eyes up close – he Is aptly named! The sexiest eyes ever on a dOg 🙂 those are great shoes too!
Those eyes are just so cute!