Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

だめじゃーん。

Criminal Looking Innocent At Scene of The Crime. Don't Be Fooled!
悪いことなんて一度も考えたことありません、わん。

シロクマ通信です。
今日はだめじゃーん、な話。

ビルが玄関周りにハロウィーンの飾り付けをしていました。玄関の扉が開いていました。市民犬が何が起きているのかと見に来たので、一緒にできばえを見ようよ、と呼びました。市民犬は完全無視し玄関から出てきませんでした。減点1。

10分後、ビルが片付けをしていると、市民犬は玄関からトコトコ出てきて、呼ばれたのに完全無視して尻尾ぶんぶん振りながら道路を横切ってしまった。お向かいさんの家の前ですぐ捕獲されましたし悪いことをしたのを分かっているような顔をしてはいましたが、また減点1。

まったくさんざ勉強してきたこの3ヶ月の努力はどこへ行っちゃったんでしょう。呼ばれたら来る、が一番の基本なのです。お手もお座りもできなくていいから、呼ばれたら来るのだけは100%できなきゃいけない。

訓練です。訓練っ。

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Criminal Looking Innocent At Scene of The Crime. Don't Be Fooled!
Criminal Looking Innocent At Scene of The Crime. Don’t Be Fooled!

We’ve worked hard on Klondike’s training and he’s basically done pretty well, but he tested me this afternoon.

I was working out on the porch, putting up halloween decorations. Front door was open. KB stuck his head out of the door. I called him to come with me out onto the sidewalk in front of the house, let him admire my handiwork with me. He refused to move beyond the patio. Strike One.

Ten minutes later while I was cleaning up he trotted through the open door, ignored me as I called him back, wagged his tail as he crossed the street (without, of course, looking for traffic). He did let himself be recaptured almost immediately and maybe, just maybe, looked contrite.

Some recall refresher work is definitely in his future. There is an exercise designed to teach the dog that good things happen with the person. You put the dog on a leash and place a treat just beyond the end of the leash. When the dog tries to get it, pulling on the leash, you call him back and then the two of you walk to get the treat together.