Day 222 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

 

I have had a bit of an issue with sweet Pixie the Piranha.  She likes to chew on everything, but her favorite thing to gnaw on is Kylie!  A friend of mine suggested an Army wife dog trainer that comes to your house {hooah!}  What more could I ask for?  I am still in awe of Candice the trainer – she had Pixie doing things I didn’t think were possible!  I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Maybe we would have a recovering chew-a-holic on our hands soon.

Candice suggested that Pixie was possibly a Texas Blue Lacy dog.  I had never heard of the breed so I googled it after she left and was pretty impressed with the resemblance.  What do you think of these images?

Throughout the training, most of the learning was done by me.  I never realized how much of puppy training is actually people training.  Reward positive behavior – often.  Give plenty of attention.  Make them work for what they want, don’t just give it to them.  Don’t yell.  Be patient & persistent – stand your ground always!  Follow through.  Don’t set your expectations too high, you’ll just set them up for failure & frustration for both of you.  Sounds just like parenting, huh?  I know, I know…  sometimes it’s the simple things that stump me the most.

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