The picture above sets the tone for this entry...pathetic aren't I....
Well my mom is really trying to help me get through my aggression issues with other dogs and did some reading this weekend on the subject. Apparently, some of my aggression with other dogs could be a territorial thing. She thinks that I have this need to protect her or the places I walk (well of course I have to look out for her...but I guess I need to tone it down a bit!). I don't carry on in the house (her territory) or in the pet stores, vet, groomer, and obedience class (also not my territories). So she put some pieces together and seems to think that if I'm not allowed to check pee-mail that it could help me with my aggression issues...part of this advice came from some stuff she read from some guy called the dog whisperer who doesn't believe in letting dogs mark when they go for a walk, also my obedience trainer says it's not good either. So mom said we are trying it.
How did I take it, not well. When she got home she had me go pee out on my side of the grass in our condo. Then we went off to the mail box as usual but I couldn't stop and check my pee-mail. I tried to get her attention, didn't she know she was forgetting to let me do something? I sneezed and sneezed at her...it didn't work....I even tried whining....it didn't work either (she's tough!). Then we went to the park tonight. She let me pee when we first got there and then no more! I have no idea now what is going on with the park dogs. I huffed and puffed most of the walk trying to show my disgust with this idea...gee wiz. Speaking of wiz, at one point I just stopped and peed on the road in the park (me and mom have to get our signals straight when I have to pee and when I have to check pee-mail.) Then when we got back to the car, she let me pee again.
I will keep you updated on my mom's most recent brilliant idea...
HUFFIN' and PUFFIN'! WOOF!
Kirby's mom here-
Kirby actually handled this find. He neglected to tell you that when we went by his usual "marking spots" I made him sit and he got a treat (a beef jerky treat...the good ones!). Yes, he really sneezed at me, whined, huffed and puffed, I love his personality...he made me chuckle! Also he isn't pouting, we got home from the walk, worked on a few obedience things and then he proceeded to chew on his new toy and look out the window. I think we will get through this just fine. He can be so dramatic!