Thursday, August 25, 2011
Arlo Learns to Settle on His Mat
Ahh, doggy adolescence. Fortunately it's a temporary state. And equally fortunately Katie was kind enough to break us in 9 years ago. We're trying to consistently reinforce the good stuff and ignore or redirect the bad, but still, it requires MUCH patience.
As a reminder to myself that our boy is learning in between the moments of crazy, here's a bit of the good stuff: Arlo learning to settle on his mat. Barking in the background courtesy of Katie. Halfway through I let her into the room, and Arlo was able to keep working while Katie "helped" by providing a low-level distraction. That kind of focus is actually big for Arlo who, at 8 1/2 months, has the attention span of a gnat.