Just because you can, doesn't mean you should
The coffee table is now a favorite launch point for Cookie, my 4 months australian shep. She is pretty darn agile actually but still I don't want her on the coffee table. We tell her to get down and she lays down on the coffee table, she has not a clue really what our problem is. She is the cutest little thing and always seems to be smiling and bubbly, at least Simon will give me a solem I'm sorry look when he is corrected.
Simon seems so eager to please me, and Cookie is less than motivated by that it seems. I have to use food rewards if I want to be taken seriously by her.
Ya know how I get her to come in the house after potty? Either a treat or I send Simon. Simon gets her to chase him into the house. I will reward her and make a big deal about her coming inside, but I don't think she really cares too much about all that. Prior to my new have Simon fetch her trick, and while he was under the weather, I would go out with Cookie and it gets to the point I have to use my stern voice instead of my happy excited baby talk coercing voice,,,here is an example of what happens during the stern voice method.
"Cookie, you stop, Get in here, Cookie...Cookie come,,come,,,come here" (Me)
"Rrrrrrruf ruf ruf Rrrruffff, pant *butt wiggle, toss head back* rufff" then cock my head to see if she is serious,,ok go see if there is a treat (Cookie)
Who else has a australian shep and are they also so stubborn yet happy go lucky?