Dog Training

So we have a puppy, and she chews on things. Not that it’s news to anyone whose ever had a puppy. Anyway, there is a laundry list of things she chews on, some of them we buy for her to chew on in the hopes she won’t chew on things she’s not supposed to, following me? In the house it’s really not a problem but in the yard and at the shop almost everything is fair game. She seems to like electrical cables – a lot – at the shop she ate the vacuum cleaner cable, keyboard, power supply, etc… (We fixed the vacuum cleaner by the way, it still works great). In the yard she eats flip-flops that are left out, juice boxes, solar lights (one day I walked outside and saw a piece of the solar light sticking out of her mouth, she had it stuck in her tooth), plastic bottles, you name it. I have picked up more trash….

Moving on. This past weekend Casey bought a fence you bury in the ground and a collar the dog wears, if she gets too close to it it will beep and vibrate, if she continues past the fence is emits a “mild” shock. The test run of this “mild” shocking collar left us almost doubled over. The beeping had no affect but the shock sent her into a back flip, half gainer with a 180 degree twist. After reducing the “mild” shock even more the second beep also did nothing and the subsequent shock set her off like a bullet. After which we removed the collar because I was convinced that she was loosing IQ points by the second. All of this just to point out having a puppy is almost worse than having a baby, at least babies can wear diapers and their teeth aren’t as sharp.

Although our boys sure do love that puppy as the proof is seen here –

Boys Best Friend

So we have a puppy, and she chews on things. Not that it’s news to anyone whose ever had a puppy. Anyway, there is a laundry list of things she chews on, some of them we buy for her to chew on in the hopes she won’t chew on things she’s not supposed to, following me? In the house it’s really not a problem but in the yard and at the shop almost everything is fair game. She seems to like electrical cables – a lot – at the shop she ate the vacuum cleaner cable, keyboard, power supply, etc… (We fixed the vacuum cleaner by the way, it still works great). In the yard she eats flip-flops that are left out, juice boxes, solar lights (one day I walked outside and saw a piece of the solar light sticking out of her mouth, she had it stuck in her tooth), plastic bottles, you name it. I have picked up more trash….

Moving on. This past weekend Casey bought a fence you bury in the ground and a collar the dog wears, if she gets too close to it it will beep and vibrate, if she continues past the fence is emits a “mild” shock. The test run of this “mild” shocking collar left us almost doubled over. The beeping had no affect but the shock sent her into a back flip, half gainer with a 180 degree twist. After reducing the “mild” shock even more the second beep also did nothing and the subsequent shock set her off like a bullet. After which we removed the collar because I was convinced that she was loosing IQ points by the second. All of this just to point out having a puppy is almost worse than having a baby, at least babies can wear diapers and their teeth aren’t as sharp.

Although our boys sure do love that puppy as the proof is seen here –

Boys Best Friend

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