Sunday, March 29, 2009

Busy Mommy & Me!

I know excuses, excuses...my Mommy has been busy & has something she would like to 'announce' later this week. Also it seems my Mommy can't go to sleep, she has been awake now for over 44 hours. No naps, no dosing, her body is ready for bed but she can't get her brain to turn off. Does anyone know why this would happen?
Anyway! Back to me! I've been learning how to walk off leash. You see I am a year & a half old, and all I know is leash. Mommy should have taught me off leash as a puppy but she just didn't know! We met a dog that walks off leash & his name is Butler. Butler & his Daddy look so happy when they walk together. Nothing holding Butler from running away from his Daddy except for his love & respect for him! Mommy looks at how we walk. While I know not to pull, & all that fancy stuff she wants me to be a part of the walk & not on it. This is going to be hard work, Mommy knows what to do if I run, Butler's Daddy gave her a full rundown of how to train me. I got to resist the urge to sniff! Does anyone else walk off leash? Have any tips for a learner(& trainer, BOL!)?

35 comments:

Chase said...

Eduardo, I love your new background! My mommy lets me off leash when we're at the park sometimes but never on the road...my nose would get the better of me and i would run in the middle of the street! She hasn't really trained me though. I'm sorry your mommy hasn't been able to sleep. :-( She should try some sleepytime tea.

Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Suzuki said...

Hi Eduardo
I'm allowed to walk off my leash but my brother and sister arn't unless there are no other dogs around. I am just furry well behaved and have a different temperemant to my brother and sister, so i don't have any tips. My Mummy gets like that sometimes. Especially when she thinks a lot. Warm milk and a hot bath help mummy relax and she used to meditate a while ago as well.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Neas Nuttiness said...

Eduardo - I don't let me doggies off leash, because I KNOW that they would run!. The are quite old now, and you know what they say about teaching an old dog new tricks. I'm sure that you will do just fine!

I hope that I'm not the cause of your mom not being able to sleep! If I am, you tell her to email me, so that I can try to get her to GO TO BED!!! Heck - just go ahead and tell her to GO TO BED!

Talk to you later!

Gus said...

Eduardo:

Maybe your mommy needs to be a professional doggie trainer. She does such wonderful work with you.

We are in awe of the idea of walking off leash. Muzzer bows in admiration

keep us posted.


gussie

Patience-please said...

Hey Eduardo, first our servants are a doctor and a nurse and they are all over the fact that your human better get to her doctor. A body and a brain HAVE to have periods of sleep to function and they are really serious about that.

And, the servant says no off lead walks for us EVER unless we're in a secure area. The risks (getting lost, dog vs. car, some other human thinking they'd like to snag us) just aren't worth it.

wags from the whippets

Mr. Puggle said...

dude, my humans would NEVER let me off leash. if i even got a whiff of a rabbit i would be out tracking and never come back.

good luck with your training and i think mommy should do some yoga, take a hot bubble bath and read the phone book.

i think her brain is playing a trick on her. with the stress of job searching, i think she triggered the flight or fight response. she has to tell herself she is safe and all is well.

later, mr. puggle

Sandra y Coco said...

hi Eduardo, i am sorry to hear that your mom is not getting to sleep. my mom has a lot of trouble sleeping when she is stressed out or when she's had some trouble and she cant stop thinking of it (mostly trouble at work). this week she started drinking a hot infusion and taking a bath right before bed. it helped but then she wakes up at 3, 4 or 5, so she doesnt get enough hours of sleep.
mom lets me off leash in certain places where cars ar far away, or at home, there barely are any cars on the street and she is constantly talking to me and watching me. but remember, since i cant see, i am not used to running away. in your case, you need to be very careful because you are part beagle and beagles have a powerful nose!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Eduardo
We don't walk off leash. Mom says its to scary for her. Daisy who stays with us walks off leash. She is really good at it.
Happy training and we love your new wallpaper.
Love Ruby & Penny

Checkers said...

Daddy lets me walk off leash at the park [i don't always stay next to daddy tho] - Mommy is too scared to let me off - so she bought me a 60' leash so that I have freedome and she has control! Mommy tells Daddy that he better not let me off leash because the police in Oak Ridge will give him a fine. I went to obedience school to learn to wlak off leash [I got a diploma and everything] but the truth is I didn't do very well...but I got the diploma anyway. It's not that I'm "bad" I'm just inquisitive.

PS your new background is very pretty Eduardo

Gotta go chew something...
Checkers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eduardo!
What is happening to you Mom that she can't sleep!
I am always on leash... sorry I can give you some advice.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Eduardo, it's great to walk off-leash! We three do it everyday & we never run off! We walk on the grassy land area ofcourse but on the streets, we still use leashes just in case. Our hoomans still don't trust us 100%. We're dogs. Whenever we see cats, we can't help it but we listen to Mommy. If she says no & stay put, we do it. But we only listen to her not to our Hooman M. Hehehe! Ofcourse before starting to walk off-leash, everything has to be done on-leash first & the 1st command you'll need to learn is heel. It'll take a while before you get the idea of it. During heeling exercise, you're not allowed to walk off, wander around or simply sniff stuff without your hooman giving you permission to do so. Heeling means, stay by your hooman's side the while time & sit when your hooman is talking to somebody & stops walking. Now, there's a difference between learning commands for OB competition level & learning OB commands like heeling for home purposes. So tell your Mom to make it as a fun exercise. Ofcourse even after you learn how to heel properly on leash inside & outside of your house, it doesn't mean you can go off-leash straight away just like that. You only got the idea of heeling on-leash but without the leash, it's a whole new different thing! It's just like learning sit for example. When your hooman stands in front of you & asks you to sit, you sit. But when she stands on your left or your right side & asks you to sit, you are confused because it's all different. It'll be best if your Mom uses a fishing line during off-leash training because it's see-though & super light so you can't feel the weight of it & you think you're totally off-leash when actually you're not. That's how we started off in learning heeling off-leash. Be sure to do lots of it outdoors where there are 100 over distractions from people walking by, dogs, cats, birds, vehicles going by, hawkers making hotdogs & so on. The training may take some time but your Mom must be consistent & do it everyday. Be sure there are lots of praise & rewards!

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Moco said...

We don't even walk well on leash. We would be a mess off leash.

River said...

Watch out for the beagle half of the nose--it will send you running after any interesting smell. My mom takes melatonin to sleep at night and extra vitamin D (dr's orders) and it's made a big difference. We can't wait for the announcement!

love & wags,
River

Pugsley said...

Good Luck with your training!! My mom makes me stay on a leash:( If we think of some good hints we will let you know

XOXOXOXO
Pugsley

Abby said...

Hi, Eduardo...

My Mom doesn't let me walk off leash...She is afraid...

My Dad is gonna put up a really nice fence this year so I can run off leash in the yard...

I can't wait...

Abby xxxooo

Mason Dixie said...

Your blog site is rocking. =) I am a leash dweller, I pull, tug, sniff and eat things off the ground. Good luck with the training.

The Devil Dog said...

Mom doesn't trust me off a leash, and I can't really say I blame her. But after little Miss Perfect's jaunt yesterday, I don't think Lucky will ever be off the leash either.

Roxy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom will never trust us off leash, Eduardo - it just won't ever happen! Our paws are crossed that it will happen for you though! Keep us updated!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

I am only allowed off leash in dog shcool, because that is the only place I behave off leash. Even though Mommy is a trainer, most people don't know that I take over the training of Mommy!
-Kira

Puglette said...

hi, i get nervous when the doggies are off leash except in the dog park. i worry too much but dad would let them wander off leash all the time if i didn't holler at him!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Eduardo, I'm happy that you are getting smarter and matured as the days goes by. Your mommy must be very proud of you. :)
I'm still missing my Bud. :(

Joey said...

Hey Eduardo! Zeke and I are never off leash unless we're at the dog park. Even if there wasn't a leash law, we might run into the road and get hit by a car. But maybe it would work if you live in a more rural area.

See ya!
Joey

Chef said...

Being a city dog, running off leash is a big no-no for me. If I'd see a squirrel or a bird or another dog, off I'd go. I've even run onto the road onleash. I can only be off-leash at an enclosed park - that's it.

In the back yard I have a long tie so I can run around, but I end up getting all tangled so it's no fun.

No amount of training is going to make my parents trust me to walk off-leash. Never.

Tell your mom to relax her jaw by putting the tip of her tongue on the roof of her mouth. When the jaw's relaxed, sleep comes more easily. Deep breathing helps too.

xoxo
Chef

Huskee and Hershey said...

WHAT?!! 44 hours without sleep??!! Gosh.. is your mommy stressed out about something or is something bothering her? Maybe you can get her to burn some lavender oil.. our mom does that sometimes and it is supposed to make you relaxed (and fall asleep).
Our mom and dad would never allow Hershey to walk off leash.. me maybe cos I am too old and contented to run away. But Hershey is one fireball... and after the incident where she dashed across the road, I don't think she'd ever be leash-free!!

Simba and Jazzi said...

We love the new look blog. That is a long time not to sleep, we can't go more then four hours.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Bae Bae said...

I hope your mom is not too stress out.. That can cause her not to be able to sleep.. You can try to make her relax..
I'm sure you'll be able to walk off leash too Eduardo. ;)

~ Bae

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Do hope mummy gets some sleep soon.
And, am very impressed with your off leash walking.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

PS - Sir Woodstock has tagged you - do visit his blog for details

Clover said...

Hi Eduardo,
I hope your mommy can get some sleep soon, and that your off-leash training goes well. I am only allowed off-leash in a big area where there is no danger of me getting run over. Even then it makes my mom nervous! I like to chase runners and bikers too, so I mostly have to stay on-leash!
My blog is gone now, but I will be back soon, and I will let you know where to find me.
Love Clover xo

Bruschi said...

Hi Eduardo! Good luck with walking off a leash! My mommy wishes she trained me as a pup, but now she says it's too late for me....I have way too much beagle in me and I'd run off never to be heard from again! Let me know how it goes!

Oh and I can't wait to hear your mommy's "announcement" later this week!!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Petra said...

There's no way I could walk off-leash, but my dad and mom admire those dogs who can.

Good luck, Eduardo! I hope it works for you; keep us posted.

Jodi said...

Well I bet you are doing a good job and mommy too. Your such a lil love bug Eduardo.

((HUGS))

Tibby said...

Hi Eduardo!
I like the new look of your bloggy! Is this what your mommy is being so busy with? My Owner Girl has been very busy with a super secret blog redesign for my bloggy! She won't even show Owner Boy, BOL! I only get to walk off leash when we are in my yard. I still need to work on not pulling when I am on my leash though! Good luck!
:) Tibby

Peanut said...

Oh good luck on the off leash. I am not allowed unless we are in a fenced area. We hope your mama has gotten some sleep by now. We can't wait for the announcement we hope it's great

Suzuki said...

Hi Eduardo!
I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately but my Mum and my brother Scooby have been hogging the laptop fur his new business and blog http://lookinfurlovewithscooby.blogspot.com/ He is still looking fur pups to follow his blog (even if they are not single) to help spread the word about these pups Lookin' Fur Love.
So now I am spending today stopping by ALL my friends blogs and saying Hi :) and catching up on all your news.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

The OP Pack said...

Sorry about Mom's laptop. Sounds to us like she is stressed about something. Give her some hugs and smoochies from us.

We never ever get to walk off leash. NEVER!!!! Mom says no way would she ever let that happen:

Woos, the OP Pack