today is possibly Daisy’s last day here we’ll see how the day pans out. I am very undecided and I am sure I will be regretting my decision whichever it is

Friday It’s Goodbye To Daisy

Daisy has attacked Lenny 2 out of the last three days. On last night’s bedtime walk she was on the leash trying to get to the dog she hates that lives across the street. Last night she crapped half way up and down the staircase.

But she’s part of the family and I feel like still there must be some alternative to letting her go. I pray she finds a good home.

Need A New Home For Daisy

This morning Daisy attacked Lenny and there was blood droplets on the floor when I got there. This is the final straw. She has never showed aggression toward a person, (beside barking) but if she ever bites anyone it will be already too late.

Just now there was a noise outside and Daisy jumped up growling and Lenny jumped up in a defensive manner. Who knows? If I wasn’t in the room maybe Daisy would have attacked Lenny again just now.

Bad News For Daisy

Daisy failed her assessment at the dawgie day care yesterday. She was aggressive with other dogs. She can’t go back. Daisy is the aggressive one with the dogs across the street too. Daisy is the aggressive one when she attacks Lenny out of frustration. Tales of her aggressiveness caused a pet sitter to back out at the last minute, resulting in a wasted airplane ticket to Jamaica. You may remember that from reading it here.

She seems to be getting more aggressive as she gets older, a big negative

I have a higher ranking pet trainer coming this Saturday, but it’s not looking good for Daisy.

I have an advertisement running, looking for a new home for her. On the plus side she’s only aggressive with other dogs, not people. On the negative, if you’re in the way when she’s aggressive with other dogs, it might not be good. I’ve been bit “by accident”, trying to get her away from another dog she was attacking.

I feel like I’ve done everything I can do with Daisy and we’re reaching the end of the rope for her. She has never been a good learner and has never been a very trainable.

this makes me sad.

Happy Passover!

last night was a nice Seder. Good food. I remember last year, they gave us more than we could eat, this year was perfect!

the dogs got their shots yesterday, today I’m taking them to the daycare place for their entry evaluation. Daisy will be going probably twice a week to try to expel some of her excess energy. I have to leave for work a half hour early to drop them off.

Special High Intensity Training

this weekend I actually made some phone calls to find a new home for Daisy. She’s been here 5 years and still cannot walk on the leash without yanking my arm out she ignores me she is not learned the basics of living inside a house. She’s a very naughty girl.

But, I’ve had a change of heart, and I’m going to hire a special trainer to come in and see if any progress can be made in correcting her behavior.

Crazy Daisy Dukes better learn to toe the line.

Daisy The Instigator?

Daisy has been under training for quite some time about her excessive barking. Last night the door was open, the breeze was blowing and Daisy was trying to not bark, but she was whining and pacing. She was being generally annoying about the other dogs we could hear outside, down the street and in the area.

Finally I had no choice but to put her in her kennel. Surprisingly, as soon as she lay quietly in her kennel, all the other dogs in the neighborhood shut up too. It was a perfectly peaceful quiet evening.

So my question is, was Daisy whining and making noises at the other dogs, or were the other dogs barking and making noise at Daisy? Is she the instigator?

It’s something to ponder.

Have a wonderful day!

Itsanuther Monday.

Rainy morning today, we needed it. A cold front moved through very suddenly and quickly yesterday evening.

Heres some random pictures from the phone. My breakfast yesterday, fruit toast and raspberry banana smoothie (and coffee). Lenny, acting like he’s not watching me, and a picture of my Kindle, we live in the sky.

.Soon I’ll be headed off to work on a good day for working. Have a good week

No More Slack

Daisy has been really good at her no barking training.. I decided to leave her out of her kennel while I went out last night.

I came home to a little dog party. Lenny was on the sofa, (not allowed) and Daisy was on hyperdrive, bouncing around like a madwoman in a pinball machine. Lenny just wants to be rebel badass and impress Daisy. The worst he can think of is getting on the couch.

Apparently, this newfound freedom caused Daisy forget she’s not supposed to bark in the house and her barking kept me up again.

All training forgotten in an instant.

I’m the one who has to stop thinking the dogs have learned or changed and stop cutting them slack. I’ve done it before and always tell myself not to do it again.

Oh well, they’re good dogs, They just need to be “managed”.

Cold, cloudy and windy here today. The temperature probably won’t even reach 80⁰.

Have a great day!