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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Great Hunter!

What do you do when your Lab takes off after a rabbit and becomes deaf to your "Come" command? Well, the first thing you do is not try to panic while getting your pup to return to you. Once you have the pup under your control, it is time to go back to training.

Yep! Cheyenne's AKC name, "Cricket's Great White Hunter", is one of the most suitable AKC names ever given. During our walks, the last block is off lead in order to help train both Dakota and Cheyenne to pay attention to me while walking. Dakota is wonderful at this and only recently did we start letting Cheyenne off the lead. Before this, we would let Dakota off lead for the last block of our walk and Cheyenne would remain on the lead. Now that Cheyenne is about 1.5 years old, it is time to get her trained as well. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting how much easier it was to train Dakota then Cheyenne. Dakota is a laid back and easy-going dog. Cheyenne is an energizer bunny on drugs. (*laugh*) Needless to say, they both saw the rabbit and as soon as I said "No! Leave it!", Dakota headed right back to me and Cheyenne kept going.

Lucky for us, it is between the houses and not a street. As I kept walking, I said very loud "Let's go!" and saw Cheyenne run back towards me. (I guess the rabbit was able to away) She was not placed back on the lead but instead given strict commands to say by me ("Tight" command) the rest of the way home. I guess it is time for her to go back to the lead... but I am thinking we don't need to go all the way back - maybe get a 10ft line or similar to allow her the space but not the full freedom. Let's keep our paws crossed that it works!

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Blogger Denise said...

Yep I have one of though Chocolate energizer bunny on drugs also.

Oceana took off after another dog at the beach while ripping the long line out of my hands. Did not even look back when I called her name. Little snot.

June 12, 2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I think you summed it up with the term "little snot"! LOL That is perfect for Cheyenne... especially at times like these. Thanks for the laugh!

June 13, 2007 6:59 AM  

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