A lot of my time lately has been devoted to Buddy. "Good 'ole Buddy boy" has been having some behavior problems. I emailed a local trainer who seems to think he's having some dominance issues, biting me at certain times, etc. It has not been pleasant, and if I'm honest, I've been very disheartened. The reason we chose this breed (Golden Retriever) is because of the many wonderful things we'd heard about them. I think our Buddy is an exception. He was one of the most calm puppies from the litter. I'm not sure what happened, but I do partly blame myself. I've never been aggressive with him, but I'm sure I've done something wrong the last few weeks. We have another appointment with the vet on Monday for a check-up. I'm very anxious to "pick" her brain about this.
I've got some books from the dog whisperer, Ceasar Milan, that I'm going to read. I'm also considering doggie daycare for him once in a while. I can't do it often because it's expensive, but it's a better deal than having the trainer come to my house. We'll see. I really love him already, but he can't behave this way. This is definitely NOT puppy biting, showing me his teeth and gums... Emma Grace won't come near him because he "nipped" the inside of her thigh one day, and Jessica is very apprehensive, too. Hopefully I can work on getting these behavior problems under control, otherwise the trainer said they can progress to be much worse later. She already referred to them as "severe in nature" as they are now.
I'm working on a post about my visit with Jenn last Wednesday. It was a wonderful time. In many ways I felt like I had gone "home". Hopefully I'll get it up in the next couple of days.
I thought tomorrow would be a semi-uneventful day, but it's turning into one of the busiest days of the week so far. It's all stuff that I have to do, too.
Jessica is enjoying softball. She impressed the coaches last night with her hand-eye coordination, but she also got hit for the first time. The ball whacked her in the knee. It has been sore, but she's okay.
I got a really good deal on some bedding this weekend. I can't wait to post about that and show some pictures. I do LOVE a good deal! I'll just tell you that I got a 20-piece bedding set, brown and blue, for $116 that normally retails for $389!
I could keep writing, but I really want to read some of these dog books before my eyes get too heavy to keep them open. I'm gonna do my best to post more frequently. Because I do LOVE to talk and I always have LOTS to say! I'm just thrilled that someone wants to