He was also my helper dog for a lesson today with a big dog who barks on walks. Rudy was a very good boy and did his commands even when he was being barked at by the big dog. He patiently waited until the dog he was helping quieted down and paid attention well.
With the weather warming up we have been able to stay outside for longer which he enjoys but we have still been pushing his inside manners. He is doing a good job at trying to be calm and and we have been trying to help him understand that he does not need to run everywhere he goes. When he is inside it is actually better to walk sometimes. A tap on the vibration setting of his collar is very useful to just slow his ever excited brain down and get him to think a little more before acting.
For now Rudy is trying to kill his sheet that we gave him in his crate so I am about to go take that away from him. Silly boy. He has left it alone for a week but I think now that it is warmer and he is getting a little bored in there the sheet is fair game. He is still a puppy, after all, which is easy to forget with him being such a big kid.
Alright, signing off now to go remove his blankey privileges for the evening.