Country Living...Island Dreaming

August 19, 2012

Weekend Pupdate #27

"Your dog cannot walk on a leash!"

Yes, that is a direct quote from my father-in-law
after he attempted to take Rosie out for a walk
when we were at the beach.

Yes, I am aware of this problem
and we are working on it!

After all,
she is only 8 months old.
I think he forgets that because of her size.

And
my father-in-law is used to his well trained
6 year old golden retriever.

One of the reasons
we bought Rosie the harness
was because she is so impossible to walk.

But yes,
we will be taking her to dog obedience
to take care of this walking issue!

So after giving my father-in-law so much trouble,
I think Rosie was feeling a little guilty.
So she spent some quality time with him
watching golf!

I think she was into the tournament
more than he was!

This week,
she also spent a lot of time chewing.

I had to buy her more bully sticks
because she is going through another chewing phase.
Luckily, nothing in the house has been destroyed...lately.

She enjoyed her time outside this week.

And she had the boys running after her
when she stole the duct tape
from our cardboard boat building project in the driveway.

(More on this tomorrow!)

They finally grabbed the tape back.
But not until everyone
was thoroughly worn out!

We just love our little girl.

Today the boys and I have to finish up our boat
for the big race.
We still have some cutting and taping to do!
Stop by tomorrow to see how that turns out!

The summer is just flying by!

What are your plans this week?

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6 comments

  1. Aw, she's such a cutie! Our Nala took a while to learn to walk properly too, all the smells were far too enticing for her and she'd always lunge at them! We used a halti head collar for about 6 months which gave us much more control and have recently put her back in her collar only for walks and she's great now :) xo K

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  2. Like Kirsty, we used the halti to get Alfie to walk nicely. In fact, we just kept using it. He doesn't love it, but he doesn't mind it either and for him it has come to mean walk time!

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  3. She's still a baby, she'll be the perfect walking partner before you know it! :) That last photo is priceless!

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  4. Was also going to suggest a head halter (Gentle Leader or Halti). We've always had Labs and these are lifesavers--where the head goes, the body follows!

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  5. I have to say, I felt a little indignant at the criticism aimed at "our" Rosie! Am I getting too attached? :)

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  6. Wow she's gotten so big and she's SO SO beautiful!!.. Walking in toe with you will come in time with the right training.. Rosie will be a wonderfully behaved baby.. You'll see :)
    Robyn

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