She’s is incredibly well behaved for a four month old puppy however she still has a lot to learn. Wolf and I are working on basic obedience with her — sit, stay, down, come — and she’s getting the hang of it slowly. Walking her is a task as she’s wicked effing strong so we’re employing Cesar Milan’s strategy of being the pack leader. It’s not easy but I’m learning calm, assertive energy.
A few pictures from the Concord Community Dog Park. She plays very well with other dogs. She’s a submissive with a little bit of anxiety so we’ll have to work on her confidence level but she knows when to stay away from aggressive dogs.
She’s not food possessive at all. Wolf and I have given her treats and food then took them away, even taken them out of her mouth, and she just looks at us like I don’t understand! Athena has a bit of separation anxiety which we also need to work on. She’s crate trained, which is where we leave her when we’re not home. Today we left her out of the crate while we went food shopping to come home to the cat food missing and the cat treats gone. The plastic bottle the cat treats were in was all chewed up so she’s back in the crate while we’re away. Anyone have any suggestions on how to ease the separation anxiety? It’s kinda hard to work on something when you’re not home.
Athena is good with the cats though she does try and play with them and they don’t get it. I’m leaving it to Harley and Francesca to let Athena know when she’s crossed the line.