I know that Rosebud is growing up but I still consider her as my little baby. She loves to curl up on my lap and she loves to be a cuddle bug! She likes to play with her toys and stuff like that. She can be a little naughty sometimes though! She gets into stuff that she is not supposed to and she chewed up the carpet and Mom and Dad are not happy about that! Rosebud is sometimes a pain in the rear end. She is still cute and all but needs some more training. Anyway, I love to consider her as my baby even though she is almost 11 months old on January 26. Yes, her birthday is on February 26, 2013 so I will blog on that day of what we do for her 1 year old birthday! I have been trying to keep it until that day but I guess that I just spilled it! Do you want to see a picture of Rosebud sitting on my lap last night? Here it is:
Sorry it is not standing upright. Isn’t it cute!?!?!?!?! That is what she likes to do sometimes. Three fourths of the time she is laying on her back inappropriately like this:
Cleopatra and Rosebud
The other night we had sweet potatoes for supper and there were some chunks leftover. So I decided to put them in a plastic bag and use one every day for 1 training treat. I break it into pieces so that she gets some of it more every day. She loves them and she wouldn’t eat it when she was little! It is probably her favorite snack. This is the only human food that she gets so I’m sure that she hopes that they will never run out!!!!
Today at like 8:48 a.m. it is 3-4 degrees Fahrenheit, yeah tooooo cold! Anyway I had to take Rosebud out to poop as I explained in another blog post. I decided to put a scarf around Rosebud’s neck! She had to keep warm as well, she may have fur but I wanted to make sure that she was warm! I also put two hats on, mittens, a fleece and winter coat, and a scarf as well. I also wore snow boots because it snowed here a little bit. It was kind of like a mini blizzard. The wind was strong and it was snowing. So Merry Christmas to us. We did not get much snow but still 3-4 degrees is tooooooo cold, BIG TIME!
Til’ next time! Feliz Navidad!
The other day we went to Omaha and Rosebud came along. We went into Scheels All Sports and of course Rosebud had to stay in her kennel in the car. We got her this thing called a ChuckIt! and here is how you use it:
Put the ball into the handle
Lean it backwards
|Here is the ball launcher|
|Here is the ZIPLIGHT|
|Here is the PARAFLIGHT|
Yesterday and last night we got a lot of snow and Rosebud just loves it. She runs around and it covers most of her paws. She likes to catch the snowballs that we through at her! She pounces on it and she just has a ball. If we through a snowball and she does not catch it, she pounces on the broken pieces of it. So she loves it. If you have snow around and your dog love, love, loves it than take her out in it, they will definitely get tired out. So if you are looking for a way to exercise your dog this is a great way.
If you’ve never heard of EFT then I will explain it…… It is when you tap on different pressure points and then the pressure points will release their tension and you can go on. The eight points for humans are the Eyebrow Point which is between your eyebrows, Side Of The Eye which is on the side of your eyes, Under The Eye is under the eye, Under The Nose is under the nose, Chin is on your chin, Collarbone is on the bones on your chest under your neck, Under The Arm is in your armpits, and Top Of The Head is on the top of your head. So if you did know those points then your good to go, and if you didn’t your going to learn. You can also tap on your pets, if they are sick or something it will help them heal and they can heal on their own too, but this does help. Every night, Mom and Dad turn on these tapping audios and we fall asleep to them, we are used to it.
So if you or your pet is sick or having tension tap on them or you!
Have you ever wanted to teach your dog a trick that is different from the others? Well I do say myself that I would have never thought about this one if I hadn’t come across a dog-trainer’s website! Anyway it is a somersault and it is a great way for you and your dog to bond together with training as it may take at least a week to teach. It is fun!
Take a baton or something ( I learned that a stick with a ball on it doesn’t work!) and tap them on the nose with it and say, “touch” enthusiastically and give her or him a treat.
Have your dog stand up and walk to touch the target and say, “touch” and then reward her or him.
Start to gradually decrease the height of the target and have him or her touch it and then say, “touch” again and then reward her. Remember to just do 5-10 minute training sessions at a time and break it up so that you have several sessions during the day.
Eventually you will start to see the puppy somersault and vuala! You’ve got it. Congragulate your puppy and give him/her two or three treats and praise her and quite the session and do another one later.
Make sure to reward your puppy every time he/she does the desirable thing that you want her/him to do.