We started off this morning with having a battle of wills for lack of a better word with Riley. When I'm fixing everyones breakfast I put their bowls on the counter and put their food in the bowls then add the probiotic and then a hip and joint supplement for the Corgis. Then everyone has to go to their places and then I put their food bowls down and they get to eat. Well Ms Riley decided she didn't want to wait this morning and barked at me the whole time. She jumped up and knocked her food bowl off. But instead of letting her eat any of it off the floor, I told her to "Leave it" every time she went near it. I gave Yadi his bowl and Marley her bowel, and I made Riley sit and wait while I cleaned all her food up off the floor. I made her a new bowl and then go to her place and sit and wait before I put it down for her.
|The Corgis playing|
So we have switched into management while trying to work individually on trying to get them to leave Coco alone. Most of our fencing is covered in this green mesh because I didn't want the dogs chasing cars down the side of the fence that is on the street. So I ordered more of it this morning to finish covering up the small area that they can see her.
They are only allowed to go out one at a time and let me tell you they are not happy about it. They have pouted like crazy all day that they can't go out side together all day. They are very bonded to each other and I don't think I really realized it until today.
|Bacon Apple treats in bone molds ready for the oven|
I spent quite some time in the kitchen moving my plants out of the windowsill as it's getting colder, so overtime she put her feet up on my counters she got a 2 minute time out in the crate. This didn't seem to phase her. She would run right out of the crate and put her feet back up on the counters again. So I guess she isn't even going to get any free time in the kitchen, she is going to have to stay on leash with me all the time.
We did however make lots of treats this morning for training this weekend.