Friday, June 15, 2012
Homework Week One
We have been tethering since we brought Tess home and we are now freeing her a couple of times a day - when I know she is channeling her "inner calm." We are trying to establish a regular schedule of potty breaks, but we aren't there yet.
Tess has really developed into a leash tugger, so that is my other priority. She gets really frustrated with the stops and starts and direction changes, but after two days of concentrating on this she is improving. I have limited the distance we go so I don't get too frustrated and so she has a greater amount of success. Shadow, who has always pulled to be first, is suddenly the model leash walker.
We are also working on eye contact for treats and it is going well. Tess is more responsive to her name when we call her.
Tess will be 14 weeks tomorrow and she weighed in at 17.1 lbs at the vet this week!