Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rose Among Thorns...

No, Jenny's not getting married! It's a curtain...
Oh boy, it's been another couple of months since I blogged about Jenny, I'm terribly busy with endless home projects. One of which you can see in the image, it's the curtain that I sewed for our newly bought used caravan. Yup, that project is eating up my time...

Recently at our weekly dog obedience class, I realised that Jenny is the only female in the group. There are about six owners, me included, with eight dogs in our group. Anyway, three males got into a tiff and Jenny rushed to see what was happening.

Tonja, our trainer, later explained that by being the only bitch, Jenny ran to inspect the fight and was probably eyeing the strongest winning male for the possibility of fathering her off-springs. Naturally, she's not going to be getting any babies now or in the future. I do not intend to have her castrated at all.

So, yes, in a cartoony-way, one can imagine Jenny whipping out her smartphone and snapping pictures of the fight...paparazzi-Dackel...

None of us panicked when the three male dogs got into a tiff with each other. One owner gave a shout to break up the argument between the boys and they each walked away to their owners. Yes, definitely way cool from us dog owners.

Looking back at our first class, our dogs and we have come a long way. The first class was total chaos. Now, our dogs walk off-leash next to us - not formal heeling but within one to one-and-half meters in our vicinity - without any dog goofing around. Recall is also no problem. I'm the only who uses a whistle to recall my dog. The others prefer to simply call their dogs during recall. I like the whistle as I don't have to yell my head off plus it's a neutral "call" to the dogs. Whether I'm relaxed or panicked, the whistle does not give you away.

Right, more later! Have a great day and week!

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