This to me was too strange i ran back told mom, she said unless i am with you or dad i have to be careful.. We went up again in the afternoon with mom,to find a pile of matted brown dog fur in the midle of the field and a load of litter about! I am so scared now aha.
But i suffer from major panic attacks and anxiety so i am NOT going uup there alone again.. problem is is that bloo is off with me this week, so what can i do to keep him busy if he isnt having a run in the mornings...I AM still road walking him for half hour couple of times per day...
Any ideas on how to keep a naughty 9month oes puppy quiet and happy (out of mischief) for a few hours???
|I think the 1st step I would take is to report the activity to the authorities so they can send a patrol around the park on a regular basis.|
|Sam - are you in a house or an apartment?|
And sounds like the park will be off limits for you and Bloo when alone for awhile - stay safe!
|We live in a terraced house, its got a fair sized garden but more long ways than width ways.|
Yes the park is out of limits this week, mom told me i cant hehe...
Bloo loves his morning run but all i do this week is walk him, can i do anything to occupy him.
Ps: it raining all week here in Wton so..bloo doesnt like going out in rain haha xx
I could report it but what abouts if it wasnt really anything if it was just my anxiety, but it looked suspicious. I will discuss that with mom
|Maybe work on some of his training stuff? Things you do for your bronze, silver or gold levels? Mental work is tiring for them too. |
Having crappy weather outside is always hard. We aren't too bad for temps today here (28F or -2C), but really windy. Not nice.
We are going to do a therapy visit at a nursing home today - that will be Chewie and Riley's outing. Nice indoor activity!
Do you have any other friends who are off from school too who would go out with you and Bloo? Going out in groups is always safer than alone. Or a neighbor?
|You can exercise his mind a bit more. In the garden set up a box with both ends open and teach him to run through the box, run around the box. Tip the box upright and jump into it or turn it over (only if box is strong enough) and to jump onto the box.......eventually sitting on top of the box. Also find something a couple of inches tall but long.....like a little jump. Teach him to go over that...he's too young yet for big jumps......his bones/muscles/etc are still growing. |
He won't learn a lot this week, maybe just learn to try what you order, but he will get exercised physically as well as mentally.
If you are stuck indoors.......do you think you could teach him to crawl? Maybe something else new to him.........?
|Please be careful!|
I remember reading one of Kristine's posts (agility)? Said to lay a ladder on the floor. Something about good training for future agility. Helps the dog to learn spatial something, lol. Sorry but maybe that's something you could train Bloo to navigate in between the steps keep his mind busy.
Can you teach him some tricks? Roll over, or anything he hasn't already learned?
|the box seems a fun game, but i have visions of him ripping it into shreads! |
I have made little jumps (well my dad did) he walks around them aha! Thinking what i could use to make a tunnel out of he loved that agility tunnel the other month! hmm....maybe i dont know as he is quite big for a pup haha....
I posted not so long back about how to get your oes to do tricks and i tryed what people said a am still trying.. roll over he cannot do, he gets half way with his legs dangling in the air whimpering as he gets stuck lol, but i will keep trying and trying.
He only knows basics like stay sit lie down and watch. I tryed to make him heel last week (between legs) encouraging him along with carrots(his fave snack!) he did it but then bit my leg and barked at me for not giving him the carrot first!!
Bloo thinks everything is a game so i suppose i could make something for him to play in and out of?? I havent got a big enough box what else could be big enough??
Thanks for all the great ideas, bloos in for a right treat this week!
Ps: How do you teach dog to crawl or beg???
|Sam, I also suffer from panic attacks and anxiety. Walking Ru is a real issue for me right now because we attract so much attention. Do you have a mobile phone you can carry with you? There are a few you can pick up cheaply on Pay as you Go now, always best to carry one just in case. You should also pick up a personal alarm too, and carry it with you.|
Also try to find safe places to walk, sometimes busier places are safer especially if there are families around because there is lots of help should anything happen. Another thing that might make you feel safer is to get Bloo microchipped if he's not already.
You were absolutely right about leaving as quickly as possible. Always try to keep your eyes peeled for suspicious looking people and get a feel for the atmosphere wherever you are xxx
|Bloo was microchipped but when we went to get him checked at the vets it had disappearsed haha ... so we are going to have him chipped soon anyway before he is neutered.|
We have nature reserves around the back of the house and woodland walkways, but mom says stick to the m,ain roads, so i walk him around the block whuich take arond half hour 45 mins to do. Bit of a trek. lol
I do have a mobile phone and i always keep it topped up, mom make me carry my bag when i am out with bloo so i have everything with me if something did happen to either of us
Im glad im not the only one that suffers from panic attacks then! pheww...
thanks for the help, really appriciate it xx
|Sam, keep your phone in your pocket, not your purse. People will steal purses. Fortunately with Bloo, you are a bit more safe. Strangers are slightly less likely to approach someone with a dog, bigger dog is better still. |
As to crawl, first he needs to know "down" or whatever you use to get him flat on his tummy. Then entice him with the carrot..just beyond the nose.
|thanks yes he knows down, i will try it hehe.. x|
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