Sunday, May 24, 2009


I love to watch the shows on Animal Planet. Sometimes I do try some of the training tips on Sasha. One thing that is working is something they call "targeting". I have her sit and then put out my hand, palm towards her and call her name, when she touches my hand with her nose, she gets a treat. It sounds too simple I know, but I do it over and over(with just a small treat each time). She loves it of course because of the treat. Sasha does not come when called so this is what I am trying to get her to do. The other day Sasha got out without her leash, which is a nightmare usually. I put out my hand and called her name and she came!!!! I couldn't believe it. It actually worked, perhaps there is hope for my sassy girl. I didn't give her a treat but praised her and honestly since then she comes when any one of us puts out our hand and calls her. Now mind you this took me a couple of weeks of steady work with her, but I am so proud of her. One thing accomplished, now to work on going potty in the house, biting people, getting into trouble constantly, oh the list goes on. Another day for that lol.
Sashy wishes you all a good day


SquirrelQueen said...

A very good girl, one down many to go. But then Sasha knows if she gets into trouble all she has to do is give the "what, cute little me" look.

A good day to Sashy also,

Nita said...

awww I should try that with benji. he only comes sometimes when I call him.

TC said...

Do you have a cat? If I call for the other dog or the cats Dispatch will come for sure. He's pretty good about coming for his name but if he's on a midnight safari in search of the elusive gray cat he will "hide" behind something. Kitty kitty gets him every time.
Different training techniques work for different dogs, GREAT deal Sasha came to you!

- Jan - said...

Just keep working on Sasha. I bet she will amaze you and make you proud again and again :)

Rae said...

I am sorry to hear you had a bad day. I am grateful if I was able to cheer you up in some small way. Thanks for always commenting on my blog. I really appreciate it. I know how much work it takes to follow and keep up commenting on so many blogs but it sure makes me feel like my posting effort is worthwhile when someone leaves a message.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm really sorry to hear you are not feeling well. This time of the year seems to get everyone in one way or another. I'm living on antihistimine these days.
Hope you get better very soon, it's just not the same out here without you.