Coordination: we got it

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We’re working on having HufflePup wait with me at the door when we head out for a walk. His normal modus operandi is to start prancing like a stallion as soon as we walk out the front door, leaving me with one arm to shut and lock the door while he darts and plunges excitedly.

This excitement may be cute to watch, but not so much when he catches me off guard and I trip over him. So now we’re practicing a new thing: he’s asked to sit next to me while I shut and lock the door. If he does this, he gets a Buddy Biscuit. If he doesn’t, well I ask him to sit again. He doesn’t get to go running down the hall until after I turn to him and say “Ready? Go!”

Now he’s got it in his head he needs to hold my foot down in case I leave without him.

3 Responses to “Coordination: we got it”

  1. Ann Staub says:

    Shiner likes to charge through the door too. Something I’ve also been trying to work on with her.
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