Fin in Training
He has been going for 5 weeks now, he can sit and lie down and leave a treat until he is told to take it, but unfortunately that seems to be the extent of it.
We are not really sure what we were expecting but I guess it was more . I would have liked to have some tricks to get him to walk properly on a lead, but have resorted to looking on you tube for some guidance. He is brilliant when he first starts but soon gets bored and lies down and just want to sleep. I suppose it doesn't help that he goes training on a day that I take him into work with me. I am always so keen to make sure he behaves in the afternoon for students coming in ( which he is usually brilliant at) that I take him for a really long walk or two in the morning. I think by 8pm he is shattered and just want his tea. That another thing we are not so keen on , he is not suppose to eat for 4 hours before training. It does help him to be desperate for food so will do just about anything for a treat, but not sure its fair on him as he doesn't eat them until late in the evening after training and he is starving.
We did change his food as suggested by a few people in my previous blog. He now has tin meat and a complete food that is sugar free, all low in protein. He seems much better and we don't tend to get manic hour as much any more, in fact he seems generally calmer. Only really on days when he hasn't had enough attention does he play up. He gets loads of attention at the studio , where he come with me to work as all the visitors and staff fuss him so much. He also gets to have lovely long walks in the countryside.
Generally though he is being very well behaved for a 5 month old pup, of only we could stop him bringing the garden in the house and walk on a lead a bit better