Monday, April 27, 2009
A Week of Lessons
Donna uses a nylon collar on Becca when going for walks that does not unbuckle, i.e., it has to be slipped over her head--the collar prevents a dog from backing out as it tightens up if the dog tries to do so which makes it great for that purpose. However, it appeared for a while that Becca may have to wear the collar for the rest of her life!! She had a screaming, thrashing fit when the collar was trying to be removed after the walk. So she's now being trained with "collar on", given a treat; "collar off", given another treat. After doing this several times in a row, it's really helped
a lot and no more screaming!! :)
Additionally Donna and Becca encountered several horses next to the parkwhere they went walking. Becca became "Becca the Barker" at these strange, scary creatures. Again, "food power" (treats from Donna) came into play and that quieted her down and she was able to relax and forget about the horses.
Here's a video of Becca meeting her new Greyhound "friend"--he's the strong and silent type.