Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Time to Get in Your House

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99.99% of the time Tonka is the best boy you could ever want to live with. He listens very well as demonstrated by this video.

There are times though when he is an onery little brat. I called him to get in his house this past weekend and he absoultely refused. He was stretched out on the landing and just did not want to move. I tried talking to him, I tried bribing him and finally had to resort to picking him up by the scruff of his neck to get him to his feet. He tried to twist and turn to go up the steps and dug in his paws. Now you can't drag a blind dog down the steps, it's just not a nice thing to do so the only option was to go out the front door around the house and through the back door. We marched out the front door and around the house (had to stop to unlock he gate first) and when we made the turn by the ramp to the porch off of the kitchen he tried to bolt up the ramp. I got a better grip on him - thinking I should have slipped on his collar at the start of this little journey -and away we went down the hill and into the back door where I dumped him into his house. Now before I get negative comments about dogs and crates let me tell you that Tonka feels very secure in his house (crate). If he thinks he is home alone and has been left out of his house he gets very agitated and upset. He is smart enough to know that he is safe there and he loves his house and he is never in it with the door closed for more than 4 hours. He was just testing his boundries and being a brat - ah the teenage years....

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