Ok, so David decided we should teach Tanner to stay, by teaching him to stay in his create with the door open.. so.. for the last week or so, when we bring him in the house after going potty.. he goes in his crate, and instead of closing the door behind him. we tell him to stay and go sit on the couch.. after many trys and many laughs it works.. he stays in his kennel when told. so were happy, yay we taught him to stay.. right?
So today, i decided we would practice this a bit teach him to sit and stay, and see how far away i could go. so i let him outside to potty.. bring him in.. do his stay in the crate just like always.. let him out to play a bit.. then put Allie away in her crate so i can have Tanners full attention... i tell him to sit.. give him some pets. then get a few treats for him.. again tell him to sit.. then give him a treat.. now tell him to stay and take a step back.. he runs to his crate.. ha.. i think ok.. oops silly me i stepped toward his crate and he thought i was going to put him in.. ok.. lets do this in the other room.. we go into the kitchen.. i tell him to sit.. give him a treat.. tell him to stay, take a step back and he runs to his crate
I'm catching on now are you? i laugh and call him back.. and repeat just to make sure..
yup.. So tanner thinks stay means go sit in his kennel.. My poor confused puppy, oh how i love him!
We SO need to find him an obedience class. i think it would do so much good for him, and all of us really.. I'm beginning to think it might be worth driving the 2 hours to petsmart with him on Davids days off. This week I'm going to try to find something, anything closer.