As I unloaded the dishes last night I had a flashback to when I started training Haddie on the expectation of her job in unloading and loading the dishwasher. I have this spot in my kitchen that is out of the way in my line of travel to put dishes away, so very early in her arrival I commanded a Down, or a Sit, and worked on her staying while I did my kitchen duty.
In the beginning - she was up and down, and here and there. Dishwasher unloading took three times as long, but of course I did not give up in training.
Last night she just went to her spot, and Down she went. And, she fell asleep. Ha! It didn't take me that long to do my chore, Haddie! She just knows the expectation and won't move until I give her the Release.
|Sept 25, 2011|
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