Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Roxie 2's - Food Thief
Roxie 2 & I had a great morning working. We worked on the commands she has already learned but doing them around harder distractions. She is still having a hard time paying attention when exciting things are going on around us. Roxie 2 also has a bad habit at home of stealing food, people food, that is not for her. Food that is left on the counters or table, she feels is fair game..... especially if it belongs to Dad. Today we also worked on teaching Roxie 2 to ignore people food and only accept food from her dog bowl. She did FANTASTIC! We had pizza & pasta last night & I sacrificed my left overs to see if she'd take a steal at them. Luckily for me.... I still have my pasta for later! She went straight for the food, got one good correction & then I offered it to her again & she turned her head & wanted nothing to do with it. Then I left the room & hid around the corner. She didn't even so much as look in that direction & I left the food in the box on the floor in the living room. It's only day one with teaching her to ignore people food but for a first day I'm thoroughly pleased with how quickly she understood! Great job Rox 2!!