Friday, July 09, 2010

Training

So what I just realized about living in Arizona is that it might as well be winter here. During the winter you can get outside and do stuff but only for a little bit and certain times. Same thing with the desert. It get's soo hot that it's a nightmare trying to get walks, playtimes in. I now make sure the dogs are inside from late morning to late afternoon. I have to do walks in the morning, but even then, it's 90-95 degrees by 8 o' clock! It also doesn't cool off to that temperature until 11 or so...

*Sidenote: I am looking at getting a cheap treadmill so that the dogs can have exercises inside and relieve some energy*

So with that said, Vance has gotten out only do do bare minimum stuff: Grocery shopping, small er rends, post office, and the Casino (I know! ha ha first time for everything, right? lol)

He has entered "this stage" in his life where I think he has learned selective hearing and in turn didn't do certain commands well and sometimes refused. Um...I DON'T THINK SO!!

One of his things was, when I told him to stay and walked behind him, he would get up and turn around to face me. We worked hard on that one and I think we got it! Here's a vid to prove it. Also good opportunity for better come's :)


video

3 comments:

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Way to go Vance!! Yeah, we're hot here too tho maybe not that extreme. Stay cool!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Great job Vance - and happy bday Doni!

Kimberly and Abby said...

We're having similar problems with the heat. The temps are low 90's but the heat indexes are way over 100. Yay, Vance on fixing the stay!!