I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Stumpy is a floozy!



I'm going to get her some of these


And there's another benefit!
...No More Mr. Brown Eye!

Rear Gear: The Ultimate Pet Accessory





NEWS FLASH!!!


18 comments:

An English Shepherd said...

Oh Stumpy ;-)

Wizz

Sam said...

OMG stumpy - how polite! LOL. Maybe she invited him in!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Yea Mr. B!!! Great news flash.
And Stumpy, you are a fine host!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome hostess!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

That hussie made him hunger. I know the laws are loose out there! Huh.. but why am I watching the video over and over.
I'm confused. Well my not all of me is confused.
norwood

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Wizz, she's bad, huh?

Sam, if she invited him in it was only because she would have a better shot at eating his dinner.

Brenda, I was THRILLED!

Khyra, I am still considering sending her to etiquette school.

Norwood...step away from the computer!

K9friend said...

Oh my. Gear needed by every pup!

Looks like the Berner is getting more comfortable every day...great news!

T said...

Love the video!!!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

K9friend, ya think? I am seeing improvements in the Berners behavior daily, now!

T, she's somehting that dog of mine...

dogsmom said...

I would come running inside for that dinner myself! Are you able to get him neutered now?

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

dogsmom, he's only just come through the door. Before I shut the door on him again I want to build some trust. I am open to ideas and suggestions though!

Life With Dogs said...

Hey he's inside!!! Or almost. You're getting close. :)

Sandra said...

It looks like the girl worked her magic! Boom shakalaka, boom. : )

I think you are on the right path with him. You saw what happened when you shut him in before, so now it's got to be all about patience. I train horses, not dogs (mine are free spirits *smile*) but I know with the skittish ones it takes a lot of time for trust. You can tell when they are ready to make the next step. He has made a leap of trust, so be patient. Moving two soon sets you backward. At least with horses.

Sandra said...

too soon, not twice as soon.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

LWD, he is inside! He hasn't relaxed yet, but he's getting there.

Sandra, I think there are some similarities in training any animal. The berner seems to be more of a "prey" animal. he'd rather take flight. Building the trust is going to be RALLY important in getting him inside and comfortable.

dogsmom said...

I agree with your idea of trust building. I would give it at least a week of regular coming and being less skittish. Save the better cheese for the days before you are ready to help him move to the next step.
Of course you know you will miss him.

The Beasts- Royal, Brock & Alki said...

BOL REAR GEAR!? oh my!

we were just catching up on your berner story--how exciting he came in the house! we all think you are doing good work and are smart to take it slow with him. hope woo can win his trust over soon!

woos,
Royal & the beasts

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dogsmom, thanks for the consensus. It really helps that other dog people think I am doing things right. I will miss this boy if he goes. Operative word being IF. He will never go to s shelter, not even a no kill. He just would not thrive in that kind of enviroment. He also won't be place in just any ol' home. I will have to be fussy if it's going to work for him and his saviors. I am hoping for a rescue and /or foster situation.

R,B&A, Every inch forward is exciting with this boy. And every step back words so deflating...