"He's a what" * a lab? -don't they LOVE water?
Finally -after a weekend of treating pup for each and every paw he set in a puddle-we walked for a long time this evening with never needing to detour around that teeny tiny puddle. It was dark with poor visibility so I have a white light on my coat and he wore a blinking red and white light on his collar. Anything to alert drivers and keep us safe.
This pup is so good at "off" -not picking up or immediately dropping (for example) a pine cone or the never ending Tim's cups.
Counter surfing remains a big problem. Tonight I tried a trick that I read about at
Theotherendoftheleash website. http://www.theotherendoftheleash.com/
I put some of the deterrent (like bitter apple) on a cotton ball and squeezed some into his mouth and then also sprayed the oven mitt at the edge of the counter as well as edge of the counter. The taste of the spray did NOT freak him out. He was curious,didn't make a funny face,rolled his mouth around and life continued.
He was not disgusted. Tough boy.
this information is from an otherendoftheleash reader
For those who don’t know, the “sour milk” technique is when you put the bitter apple product on a cotton ball, walk up to the dog in a neutral manner, squirt it in their mouth, and simply walk away. It’s hoped that the unexpected “YUCK!” of the product in their mouth produces the same reaction humans get after accidentally taking a drink of sour milk — for weeks later, you tend to automatically sniff the milk carefully before drinking, recalling the unexpected awful taste.
If it continues I might have to add a spot of hot pepper- I don't want to. but today he almost bopped his head with a wooden cutting board that he pulled off and the knife was dangling on the edge. These items were placed quite far back on the kitchen counter-and he is growing bigger/taller!
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