Cowboy enjoys the snow during the morning romp.
Yesterday was a bit boring for Mr. Cowboy, I'm afraid. He got a nice long walk in the morning and some play time downstairs but much of the afternoon was spent in his crate as an appointment kept me in town for a few hours.
His obedience work was excellent yesterday. Other than one "Down Battle" (I wanted him to lay down, Cowboy didn't see the logic in it. I won.) in the morning he did very well. Including some hectic house time during New Years dinner and a movie when he tried his best to hold a Down/Stay. He made some mistakes but was easily corrected with just a "No." The only time he really would not lay down was during the movie. I couldn't pinpoint why he had gotten so fidgety until I realized that there was a thunderstorm happening in the movie and he could hear the surround sound. His mom told me that he did not like thunderstorms when she dropped him off. I made him lay down for the rest of the thundering scene and then I took him downstairs and he gratefully hopped into his crate.
I have had a hard time getting Cowboy to misbehave in the ways his owners complained about. I am having my little sister and her boyfriend come out and I am hoping the energy they bring to wherever they happen to be will bring some of his herding instincts. So far he as been a quiet gentleman, I haven't even heard him bark yet. I am certain that as he makes himself at home I we