Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sorry About Not Posting

Sorry about not posting. School has just started and so much work. FDR still pees. It depends if I take him on a walk or not. He hasn't been very grounded. Probably cause I'm not. I'm a little busy with school, soccer, friends, homework, and taking care of him. I need to be more grounded around him. Sorry about the video. Somehow, its not working. I will try to work on it.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 7

Today, FDR was really lazy. It was reallly hot outside. I'm sorry this video is taking so long. We have some issues with the computer. Sadie is leaving tommorow. :( Today, I focused on noticing the things that I noticed yesterday. I took some videos and can't wait to share them. FDR is getting more grounded. I haven't seen him lift his leg yet.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 6

This day was a lot like the last two days. Tonight, the weather was really nice so I went on a long walk with all 4 dogs. While I was walking back, I realized a bunch of things.

-Franklin's crate is like an elevator. He stays in there more because he feels more secure and thats part of being grounded. He doesn't like me pushing his buttons a lot. Last night, he spilt his food in his crate. I tried picking it up and after a while, he started growling at me, so I stopped. I realized I was pushing his buttons to much. When I open this door to his elevator and he doesn't come out, I have to be more grounded and patient and wait for him to come out.

- Dogs like walking with a bunch of dogs. Its makes them feel safer. They like being together which is a part of being grounded.

- Franklin doesn't pee that much anymore. He tends to stay in his crate cause as you know, he's a little guy in a big big world. Even when he comes out, he doesn't sniff.

-And lastly, you can't force a dog to become grounded.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Race

We had another race today and BraveHeart was in the lead with Sadie close behind. Then, my neighbor was walking to dogs(one being very aggressive). BraveHeart ran by and then came back when Cleo(the aggressive one) started barking aggressively. It turned into a very aggressive barking war until I rescued FDR, than Bravy, then got Sadie, and accidently let go of Bravy, and Maya grabbed Sadie, and I grabbed Bravy. We kinda finished the race with BraveHeart and Sadie tying.

Days 4/5

Sorry about not blogging for a while. Pretty busy. I took some videos and will be adding them tomorrow. Franklin tends to stay in his crate more. I don't know why. We have a new dog for a week (and hopefully forever). Her name is Sadie and she is a Jack Russel Terrier Weiner Dog Mix. She likes my Dad, a lot. All the dogs like her and her and BraveHeart seem to french kiss. (as Frankie calls it) Overnight, FDR used to bark and growl at BraveHeart. Their crates were right next to each other. I moved them apart and the problem stopped. Well, thats all for today.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 3

video

Now that I've started this whole grounded thing, it seems that Franklin is in total zen mood around me. He still gets excited around people, but he's not as hyper. He's started to think of me more as the alpha-dog. Please enjoy this video.

Day 3

I began my investigation today. I won't tell you what I learned. I made a video for proof and can't wait to post it. Maybe I'll post it later today. We got the video camera today. Haven't used it yet. I'll post some pictures of FDR soon. More news later today.