Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Finger Crossing

Frankie and Shyla are becoming good friends. I am sure Shyla think she is part dog. Lately they have took to wrestling with each other. It always looks like Shyla is getting the worst of it but it is rare that she cries out. A few minutes ago, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her being dragged by the scruff of her neck down the hall. I went to intervene and broke it all up and was going to give Frankie a time out. I brought the dog in my office to lay in her bed and Shyla simply followed us into the room and sat by Frankie waiting for more. I have decided to quit worrying about that cat.

I had an eureka moment this morning and figured out why Frankie is peeing by the back door. When I let her out to pee and when she comes back in I give her a treat there. All the "good dog" is focused in her brain and associated to that spot. Today I have been going outside with her and treating her outside when she does her business. No more lazy me standing inside in the warm. In the long run it does save me the time and effort of having to wash all the soiled mats. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these tactics work.

I should find out today if mom gets accepted for to go into a long term care facility, more finger crossing.

That is about all I have to say today. Wasn't that all so very exciting. I bet you are so glad that you stopped by.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

Always glad that I stopped by :)

Michaela said...

Do you have a cat door? You could just throw the treat out through the cat door... Sorry, always the laziest option for me! And yes, Im glad I stopped by! I would love to hear more about where you live, what it looks like there, what the local industries are, how you know spring is coming, where u plan to travek in your RV etc. (if u care to write about it, that is.) xx Michaela

The Invisible Mo said...

ha! Maybe that is it about the treats. Who knows what goes through the mind of dogs? LOL. So many people train their dogs to go outside by using a mat and moving it closer to the door each time until they move it out. So if she continues to use the mat, then just gradually move it to the outside of the door until you can move it to the grass. That might work. I don't know. I just know I've known people that use that method.

Jientje said...

I guess you have a point there with that dog treat. Keeping my fingers crossed for your Mom too. Hugs xxx

susan said...

I am glad I stopped by! I enjoy your blog so much! now I just have to stop by in person.

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