When getting ready for walking, he now comes consistently and sits, waiting for the leash, rather than rolling into a submissive position, which makes it quite difficult to get the leash on him.
He consistently drops just about anything that I ask him to drop on our walks. (He just loves rocks…)
He is starting to tolerate grooming well.
I admit, I really did not do that much to improve this, just being consistent, and repeating what needed to be repeated. I do think the fact that he is 5 now, and not 5 mos is helping him lots.
He is getting better at walking by people, but still overexcited…
In looking at my goals and wanting to sort of make my page more relevant I am looking at saying this is done.
Teulu is 5.
this is what he can do consistently:
3. a few tricks. (not important)
4. Walk well on a leash without any pulling or jerking.
5. barks a lot less
6. comes consistently (but I rarely let him off leash so its a non issue, off leash in this area is unsafe due to Alligators and cars)
Adding: he is completely housebroken, and also does not chew on things that he is not supposed to chew on. Occasionally he likes to toss a towel around, but if I did not leave the towel on the floor he wouldn’t.
What he is bad at.
1.Overexcited when he greets people. He has improved, but I think he will always want to get in their laps.
I am not actively doing anything to improve these things as they aren’t part of his daily life.
So My 43 things peoples, what do you think. Can I say “I’ve done this” ? and put up something more relevant to my life. Especially as he is not in a class and I am not actively working on training him any more
Teulu has been home for err, 2.5-3 days. He has barked at me once.
I think Kim and Sarah and Jeff trained it out of him. Would love to know how, but Also would love it to last. We shall see. It is a relief, as his barking was irritating me and probably also the neighbours. I am making an effort to keep him well ambulated to the best of my ability….
is staying at a friends home during my hip surgery. I’ve heard that he has been very very well behaved, is in love with the back yard and my friends teen son. I am pleased to hear that both he and they are enjoying him. Though I did hear some complaint about the drool…ahhh well, what can he do abut that?
from the Vet. The technician says that she is always aware of when Teulu is boarding because he bounces off the walls, barking and such. She said this time she thought it was another dog as he just sort of sat and monitored the situation.
He apparently gave the bath girl a bit of a problem, but according to the other tech, it was her fault for making too many rapid movements around him at once.
Teulu has not been a favorite of the Vet techs due to his large size and his impulsive behavior. So to have him get praise from 3 of them (just not the bath gal) was great.
Continuing to work on his happiness and good behavior, and now since they stuffed him full of treats, he has to lose weight again as well!!!
Seems to be something Teulu has picked up rather quickly (Especially if I have a treat he wants… )
So he now has 2 “trick” commands, spinning in a circle and “shake” He is a very funny boy, when he wants something and I’m not forthcoming, he will sometimes do all the tricks and sit or lay down in expectation that I will be pleased and say Hand over a large piece of chicken…
Once I get settled…Like in March! I think it might be time to try to take Teulu to a regular obedience class.
He actually knows the Basics (Sit, lay down (I know incorrect grammatically), wait and stay, come, and in spanish “mira”,...as well as my personal favorite – “Back off!” sadly I must have just used these words alot!
But It would be a big confidence booster for him and me to be able to do the basics and especially hold a stay from a distance in a room with other dogs….
to teach Teulu “shake” again. he is not the brightest dog I’ve ever had, and it takes a good long time for him to learn something, but this time he seems to be getting it. Next up will be getting him to “No shake”
Oh and I do love him dearly, one of the benefits of him not being the most intelligent buddy I’ve ever had is that he rarely gets bored with a toy, and usually does not get into unusual trouble.
Is the big big challenge for Teulu. He met and I met Louie today, the groundskeeper at the local park. Apparently Louie has been seeing us around (It’s where I got to make photos often). After an initial nervy jumpy-ness Teulu settled and sat letting me talk to Louie and such. He really is getting better. It’s so nice not to have to avoid people so much when he is with me.
Sat and allowed a very nice older man pet him for approximately 15 minutes. He did not jump up, and he only slobbered a little tiny bit. He sat and allowed me to converse with the man and his wife. No jumping. Wow. that took forever. I almost cried.
comign yesterday. WHile he did then proceed to jump happily on me, he came immediately with one little come, so that is very good.