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stuffed toys. Actually, what she likes to do is chew a small hole
into the toy, then remove the stuffing, bit by bit. But it's not
so much of a challenge if she can get all the stuffing through one
hole. I thought, what if I take some scrap cloth and some new
polyfil batting and make a toy with a bunch of compartments. That
ought to take a little longer to completely disembowel.
This is all great fun! And just look at the mess she can make!
Fortunately Zoe is happy just tearing up the toy and ripping out the
stuffing; she doesn't ever try to eat any of it. Bob likes
stuffed toys as well, but we really have to keep an eye on him.
He just might try to eat the things.
Did I mention that it's hard to get candid or action pictures of Bob?
When he's tired it's a little easier.
You might have noticed that in some of these pictures Bob has one paw
wrapped up in tape. We walked a little too far one day.
When he started getting tired, Bob started dragging his paws a
little bit. This caused one claw to wear through to the quick and
bleed a little bit (the same thing happened to Gozer a couple of times
during her last couple of years). We didn't want Bob to keep
licking his foot, so some gauze and cloth tape did the trick.
With Zoe, it's all about finding the right spot.
We started Bob at Acoma Training Center
last week. This time Stuart gets to go through the training with
him (Pat trained all our previous dogs). Novice class is one
hour, one evening a week for eight weeks. Bob gets ten or fifteen
minutes of practice (heel, sit, stay, etc.) on short walks in front of
our house a couple of times a day, and he is not loving this.
Walking on leash is a new concept for him, and he can't figure
out why he has obey commands. He's easily distracted because the
gate to the backyard is right there, and why can't we just go home?
So we decided to take him to the park for a change of scenery.
He did much better. Pat walked Zoe while Stuart worked with
Bob. Pat says Bob looks really good from a distance.
When we got home, it was bath time! Since it was Bob's first bath
(at least with us) we decided it was worth a few pictures. But
first, a little fun with the hose.
This is how we used to bathe Brandy and Gozer. Brandy would
endure her bath while Gozer chased the water from the hose and barked
like a crazy dog. Now it's the same with Zoe and Bob. Zoe
has always tolerated getting bathed because she just loves it when Pat towels her off.
In case you're wondering, that is a little bit of a snarl. Meagan
said Bob was kind of "mouthy," and she wasn't kidding. He has
something to say about everything.
We'll post some more training photos soon. Corgis from Second
Chance Rescue Farm can now be seen
on Petfinder.com. Look under Welsh Corgi for some really good dogs who need good homes.