Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's Me or the Dog

I don't usually watch much TV because I tend to get addicted. Last evening, however, my daughter and I found a new (to us) show called, "It's Me or the Dog" , which I really enjoyed. The premise is a dog behavior expert comes to help frazzled dog owners with out of control pets. The dog trainer, Victoria, is amazing. She is a well-dressed woman with a medium pitched voice, but when she talks, the dogs listen.
My daughter and I found the program helpful because since she and my SIL moved in with me two weeks ago, her two dogs have had a little trouble adjusting to the new schedule. The older dog, Sully (a golden retriever), has been fine, but Buddy, a 8-month old beagle, was getting worse instead of better. He was regressing in house training which was no fun.

One episode of the TV show dealt with house training regression. Victoria's advice was to go "back to puppy training basics". The new regime is to take Buddy outside, feed him and take him outside again. If he does his business, he can play in the house. If not, he goes back into his box for a while. This was the same schedule, DD used when first house training him. Hopefully, a few days of "back to basic" training will alleviate the accidents! I'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

I think I need some of this back to basic training with my daughters 1 year old Jack Russel.

Anonymous said...

Pleased to meet the other members of the family. :)

RTC said...

Good luck, Riann, with your dog "retraining". So far, so good with us. My daughter has been very diligent and Buddy has been in his crate a lot.
Francois, I haven't had time to work on the expense tracker, yet. I went water skiing this weekend! Fun!

Frugal Trenches said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, sorry it took me a while to get here.

We have that show in England, always gives me a chuckle.

Good luck with all your financial goals!

renee said...

Hubby and I saw something like this and it was interesting.

Dogs can be worse then kids sometimes ;)

Anonymous said...

good luck! any tips on retraining people? :)