Monday, October 26, 2009

Trainer update

A post by Lilli's Mummy

The training was was AMAZING! Within 5 minutes of the trainer (I'll call her G) arriving Lilli was already calmer. It's basically one word for everything and that is BAH! no using their name as a negative command (which I knew but we have both slipped into the habit of doing it) and even when they're relaxing you drop in a quiet bah! just to let them know you are the leader of the pack. Already it is working! I won't go into the techniques too much but we did the collar/lead training - getting her to sit beside me, stay, walk (free!) (which we've done before at school) and then we did the training on her waiting for me to walked through the door and gate first. The mental stimulation was so much for Lill that hers eyes were getting heavy he he

G also taught us how to stop her jumping on us when we want to cuddle on the lounge. Now Lilli has to be invited to come over to my part of the lounge.

G also wants me to take her off dry-food (I took her off canned food a few months ago on the advice of another dog trainer - all the advice out there is so confusing!) she said it can contribute to making dogs anxious. G also said not to use bowls but just scatter the food out into the backyard. This will solve the problem of Lilli fighting Jasmine over food. So far so good! So it's fresh fruit and vegetables and meat for Lill now (she already has chicken necks and sardines). I'm willing to give this a go if the outcome is a calmer dog! Today I've introduced her to carrots, celery, apple (she's had all of those in small amounts before). Now it's raining but I guess she just has to eat it all up before it gets too wet!

In the car yesterday she only sooked a little twice and both times I sent BAH! and she stopped. We've just done some homework and she was a very good girl. I man and a dog walked past across the road and she turned her head and watched them (maybe she could only see the man, although she would've have barked at him) I said BAH! and she didn't move (we were in the sit/stay position) A-MAZING!

G was here for 2.5 hours and I am so in awe of my new and improve little Lilli. For those of you who know me you will know Lilli is my life, I love my little sausage to bits!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fatty dachshund

Mummy sometimes calls me Fatty Dachshund, it's just a term of endearment (so she says). Last week Mummy bought Wii Fit Plus which has a new feature to weigh pets.

Now we have both discussed how I could've have put on a bit of weight because I don't get to go to the park and run around with the other doggys due to my feral behaviour (3 more sleeps til the trainer comes!). We were a bit surprised when Mummy picked me up to weigh me and I've gain 2 kilos!

Mummy has lost weight - looks like I've found it.

Lucky I am gorgeous though and carry it well.

Monday, October 12, 2009

All aboard for training.....TOOT TOOT!

No not that train silly! Training!

Mummy has booked a trainer. Tells me she's going to show us who is the boss. Well, we know who is the boss in this house.

Training is booked for the 24th. I will keep you posted.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dachshund Holiday

Mummy, Marc, Jasmine and I are off for a long weekend mini break early in the morning.

I am going up to my Oma & Poppy's place! YAY! I get to show J all the sights and get to play play play.

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Thursday, October 1, 2009

See me run

A lot of people think that I can't run very fast. Oh but you should see me chasing the bigger dogs at the park.......they can't keep up with me.

Watch this video and see how dachshunds run! But what happened to this dachie - he looks like me but did his mummy spill bleach on him?