Did you know that pet visits often spark good memories of a person's own pets? Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world. It's been suggested by science that petting a dog can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healing.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Bye Bye Buster Collar
We are starting to work at home with him for his CGC certification (more on this later) so he can be a therapy dog. One of the test require him to do a "down/stay" the distance of a 20 foot lead. So I went out and bought one and took electrical tape to make off each foot on the lead. This way while he is training, we can accurately see how many feet he is able to remain in a "down/stay" before getting off his mark. I tried it out in the house since we have a really long hallway and he did it! All 20 feet! But of course today when I tried it outside, he was much too preoccupied in running in the grass then flopping down to sun himself then running off again in the time it took me to wind 20 feet of leash up in my hand. Silly dog. Definately feeling better!