Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Best Friends Forever? Definitely for now, but when the boy starts crawling it could be less fun for Africa. In preparation for this we have been making it a point that when feeding Africa we stick our hand in her food dish and mess around so that she will be used to the idea of little hands perhaps disturbing her while eating.
We of course will try to avoid having our son ever interrupt her when she is eating, but think it is good training for any puppy. Africa does not care if we reach in her bowl and take food out or stir it around. I think it especially helps with an aggressive dog. Lee Charles Kelly also thinks this is important and explains an even better technique called "the pushing exercise" here. His technique is so good it will help a difficult dog become more calm and obedient all together.
Any thoughts, opinions, comments?