TV

Rodgers likes to watch tv. I don’t have video of it. Tried to take a picture of him watching the tennis over the weekend. Didn’t work out. He sits in my lap and alertly looks at the tv. You have to wonder what they’re thinking. I understand the tennis and football. It’s a lot of movement, but sometimes it’s just commercials. Last night the news had a story about tracking what your dog does during the day and how much exercise it’s getting. Rodgers was fascinated! See video here.

He now knows ‘sit’. Yesterday I said ‘sit’ when I gave him his food and he sat immediately. I was thinking he learned that pretty fast, but KJ said he’d been working on it with him, too. So we’ll move on to ‘down’ and then ‘stay’.

The dog park in Brooklyn Park is having their Dog Expo this Saturday. MWCR will have a booth and I’ll bring Rodgers to wow the crowd with his cuteness! It will also wear him out, which is my ulterior motive 🙂

 

 

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A puppy with no boundaries

10451009_10152748834154274_2394732857319052050_nThere are times when Brett is so good with Rodgers, putting up with so much. But when it comes to food, he will let him have it. Rodgers does need to learn these boundaries.

We are 99% house-trained. He will have an accident, but it’s easier to catch him before he goes as he’s picked his spot and when I see him head for it, I get him outside. I think now, too, when he sits at the top of the stairs and barks, that’s a pretty obvious cue. He’s not even four months old. So happy with this progress!

I am making him sit for his food and it seems to be working.

We tried the dog park again yesterday. Kept him on the leash, which you’re not supposed to do, but I’m not about to let him loose just to get bowled over by an aggressive dog. We were doing well with a few dogs, then a husky came up and did not like him, so we went to the far edge for about 10 minutes and then left. Rodgers seems to love it so far, wanting to greet all the dogs and again, not realizing there will be some that don’t care for him. Puppy steps.