We are re-teaching Bessie to ring the “gotta go” chime when she has to go outside. I’m not catching the serious intense looks she gives me when she has to go. Re-teaching this includes a treat being held behind the chime so she rings the chime. The door opens and she gets the treat and goes outside. Belle of course noticed this, walks up to the “gotta go” chime, looks at it, looks at the treats that sit on the dryer by the pup porch door, turns to look at me with another eye sweep towards the treats in an obvious “Where’s my treat?” look. “Belle pup, you already know how to ring the chime.” Said pup gave me a disgusted look and walked out through the open door to the pup pen.
Part of our new routine is to swab out the pups ears once a week to ward off ear infections. Belle of course is the ear infection queen so it’s important to do this for her. But Bess and Bonnie need it too, we just have to convince them of this. So one at a time, with the other two out in their pen, armed with treats, Q-tips, and ear wash I set out to swab their ears.
They each had their own way of saying “no, thank you I don’t want you putting that swabby thing in my ear, but wait does it taste good, I want to taste it. why can’t I taste it? No? well I will take the treat thank you very much! Belle of course was the champ (even though it’s not her favorite thing to do) since she knew the treat was coming. It will get better… 🙂