Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Caleb's Progress


As I posted Monday was his first day of obedience school. We left with practice homework to do everyday. Yesterday was a wash, he would not do anything and I was still too stressed out to give a shit. Today I decided to start fresh. I set the alarm for 6:45 and by 7am we were on the road running 2 miles. He did good but likes to play and bite the leash while we are running. I barely have the energy to run never mind jump like a fool-anyway this is the reason he needs to burn off some stream I guess.
When we got home I flew into the shower as I had court again. When I got home and tucked the beast in for her nap and Hannah Montana on the tube for Olive I decided to give him a try. The trainer had mentioned her dog has a love of cheese sticks so I grabbed one and we went to work.
She had told me the "down" would be the most difficult as Boxers are stubborn. During class I was a mess. He refused no matter what I tried. I am overwhelmed and frustrated by this dog.
Today I had to push a bit the 1st 2 times on his shoulders but in the end we were walking in a circle thru the exercises. Sit...Stay....Down and the bastard did it. He wanted that cheese stick and in the end he ate the whole thing he did it right so many times. I am so excited.
I want this dog to work. I want a family dog. It is NOT fixed by any stretch but we are headed in the right direction.

2 comments:

Barry said...

A dog after my own heart. See "About Me" under my profile..... ;)

beth said...

Your dog wants my puppies.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40