Saturday, June 30, 2007

Our little monster is growing up

Inu has been growing up at a rapid pace. Unfortunately she is not potty trained yet, and she has been peeing and pooing inside at every little corner of our house, although she has a couple of favorite places. Because her teeth are growing they are itching a lot and she needs to chew on everything. Although we cleverly bought her all kinds of chewing toys for this, she seems to prefer the wall, our home trainer, my legs and Annetts purse, shoes and nose. I'm sure we will be able to laugh about this somewhere in the not-so-near future.

We have done a one-month speed course at the Norsk Hundeskole. Here Inu learned more or less how to focus on us, walk nicely in the leash, come to us, sit/lie down and stay down. Furthermore, she is now able to be more or less at ease in her cage and can stay home alone for a whole working day. More importantly, however, we learned how to communicate with Inu, understand her better and show her who is the boss (and who is the dog :) ) and how to reward and correct here. At the last lesson Inu went to the busiest pedestrian street in Oslo and had to lie and stay down while people were passing all around her. Of course she did great!

Annett and I had a lot of fun with learning her how to walk nicely in the leash. To show the dog that it is you who decides where we are going, you have to turn around every time she pulls the leash and go in the opposite direction. Inu just didn't get it, and we laughed our heads of. As you can see on some of the pictures we also had a great time showering her, something I'm sure Inu won't agree on. Oh yes, we took a dog for all the wrong reasons. ;)



At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is so adorable! Looking at her make you wish you also had a dog. (Georg en Annett are also cute)!:)

At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't intend to be anonymous, but it went wrong. My name was Annamarie.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Georg Muntingh said...

Thank you! I just figured out how to embed such a slide show on my blog, and it seems to work just fine. :)


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