First, I wanted to tell you that my trainer saw all of my well wishes and passed them on to me! We love knowing you care about my story and hopefully my story taught some of you a few things that may help other scared dogs.
Life is pretty ahhhmaaazzzingg over here at DDTAZ! Let me tell you what I’ve been up to!
Most importantly, I’m not guarding ANYTHING! People can come in the house and I don’t bark, Dexter can walk in the kitchen and receive yummy treats and I stay on place and when my trainer hugs her husband, I don’t care! I feel soooo much better!
My walks are really good. My heel command is solid even when a moderately intense dog walks past us. I might look, but I don’t react. My trainer even taught me how to go up and down the kiddie slide! Of course I was scared at first, but not anymore!
I completely understand my e collar pressure and I work at a level 5! I’m working without a leash inside the house. I am still a Rottweiler, so of course I have to be a little stubborn! I wouldn’t want to make it too easy on my trainer!
I’m warming up to my trainers husband. He can walk around the house and Place and I don’t care! I come up for pets but if he makes a weird move like crosses his leg or moves a little too quick it scares me. I don’t act aggressive or anything like that, I just flinch a little and get the hell out of there! But my trainer doesn’t let me run from my fears anymore, so we re group and start over. Because I trust her so much, I let her guide me through that stuff. Today, her husband even took me for a walk and while I’m used to my trainer doing it, I was fine with it.
Yesterday, my trainer took me to Pet Planet! We did some work outside and then went inside. All the things I’ve learned at her house was exactly the same at the store so I was pretty relaxed and just did what she told me to. Men and women walked into the store and there were other dogs there and I stayed in my down. I don’t want to brag but I was awesommmmeee!!!! She said I would feel better if I had clean hair so she gave me a bath there! Now I’m shiny and prettier than I already was.
Some other little things: I was afraid of the water hose in the back yard, but now if I want any petting outside, I have to come up to my trainer and sit while she’s using the hose! Damn, she makes me work for everything! I am awesome in my crate. I play ball by myself sooo cute in the back yard. I jump around and throw the ball so I have to chase it! I met her little dog, Hurley. I didn’t have any aggression towards him, but I did try to be bossy and put my head over his. He corrected me and so did my trainer but I didn’t retaliate at all. Sometimes, Dexter sits on the couch and watches me train. That’s cool too. It’s my trainer’s world and I’m just living in it!!
Oh and last time I told you I would try to find out my trainers name. Her husband calls her Honey so I think that’s her name.
Thanks for checking in!
Love, Flower and Honey 😉🌺
(read the first blog post about Flower below)