Saturday, April 28, 2012
I inherited Jackson fron my good friend, Karrie when she had to move to an apartment. He's a sweet seven-year-old golden retriever mix and the most submissive creature I've ever met. He fits in well around here because he goes with the flow and loves food. He and I have a lot in common!
Since we lost Rusty, Jackson has moved into the unlikely position of "top dog." He was even dominated by a Chiuaha in his former household! The poor baby lays down in front of the dog food bowl, drooling, and waiting for another dog to eat first, so it will be his turn. I've been spending more time with him in the last week, and I'm thinking that he could blossom into an amazing dog!
Today we had our first lesson walking down our country road on a leash. Jack is so easy to train! He just wants to please so badly! Today we worked on several skills at once: sitting when a car approached, not tugging on the leash, following my varying pace, and ignoring other animals (birds, donkeys, dogs, horses, and squirrels today!). I think he'll be ready to behave on a leash in any setting in just a couple of weeks! I'm so proud of him!