Stella, who turns 10 months old on July 30th, has been progressing nicely with all of her training! Other than the unfortunate 4 accidents at Uncle Fred and Auntie Darlene’s….she has not had a single accident in OUR house. She’s doing just great with her obedience training too..except for when I undo all that Rob has done by not using the same commands. (Sorry Rob!)
It’s not all work for Miss Stella! Papa has been working diligently to teach her how to play FETCH! Our Sadie LOVED Tennis Balls! She would chase one for hours on end.
We actually had to be really careful with her as she got older. She would completely forget about her age…her arthritis…and her bum knee when she saw a tennis ball. We had to limit her FETCH time because she herself didn’t know when to stop. Stella….is a whole nother thing. Sadie never had to be taught to FETCH.
Stella has been good with the chasing the ball part, but usually runs right by you instead of dropping the ball at your feet. Rob’s been working with her on this. Fortunately for us she is VERY food motivated….makes training easier. At any given moment you could ask Rob or I to empty out our pockets and you would find dog kibble in them. She doesn’t even need special treats…..just her regular dog kibble makes her happy!