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Sunday, April 26, 2009
So many of you were wondering about the waiting for permission to go potty thing. I'll tell you about training the Snuggle Puggle! Me & Mommy go on four 30 minute to an hour walks a day to just practice walking & enjoy the day. My nose use to make it impossible for us to have an enjoyable walk but Amber-Mae gave us some training tips & now I stay by Mommy's side. Also I used to stop & pee on everything,(walk two steps, pee, two steps, pee) which meant walks were cut short, but now when we walk on and I hold it until we get to my favorite spots. Then Mommy says, "Sit," I look up at her with my puppy face & she says, "Go ahead." Then I go potty, make a circle around her & get back into my spot.(which is on her left side). I don't always behave on my walks, sometimes I don't listen & on those days when we come inside I don't even have to be told that Mommy isn't happy with me! I just go straight to my bed & try to use my cute face to win back her love(it ALWAYS works!). If I behave on my walk my Mommy also doesn't have to say anything but most of the time she is so happy that she does! She says, "I'm so proud of you Eduardo!" & I get a big kiss when she takes off my harness then I go directly to the treat cabinet to get a yummy treat. Training to be an off-leash dog is a lot of work & we still have a long way to go, but Mommy can't wait for me to be able to walk beside her no leash attached! A couple of times she has dropped the leash to she what would happen, & I just stop & sniff & then look at her like, "You coming Lady?". One time she was talking to Macy's Mommy & I was supposed to be sitting so she relaxed her grip on the leash. Macy took off running for a squirrel & I thought I would follow(Macy has a very long leash: 15ft, my leash is only 4ft long). The leash flew out of Mommy's hand & her heart skipped a beat. My Mommy thought fast & said(In the most authoritative voice EVER!)"Eduardo! Come!". I turned right around in my tracks & came to my Mommy! How many cookies do you think I got that day? Anyway that's an update on my training, I hope everyone is having a great weekend!