Sunday, September 23, 2012

BAT Training

If you know me, you know...this isn't me.  Just a cute dog from the internet.
No, not that kind of bat.  It's training, silly. 

BAT stands for Behavior Adjustment Training and it's to help me with my reactivity.  We met with Shannon, one of my trainers, at a cemetery in Saco along with two other reactive dogs and their nice ladies.  Shannon brought along Brinna, her very calm, indifferent pit bull to be the "decoy" dog.  Brinna stood, or lyed down, or whatever she wanted to do, at the end of the road while my mama and I walked toward her to a predetermined point and stopped.  Mama was waiting for me to notice her, then turn away like I didn't want to look at her any more.  That's when she said "YES" very enthusiastically and we turn around and walk back to where we started.  We did it over and over and over to the point that I was exhausted.  It was hard work for my brain.  Truth be told, I didn't hardly react at all.  That's because Brinna didn't stare at me, she wasn't moving toward me and she wasn't being yappy.  She totally didn't press any of my buttons.  I was practically a rock star in the world of reactivity.

It turned out to be a very successful BAT day and my mama was very proud of me!  We're excited to be going again next week.

Until next time...Sir Titan of Nottingham  CGC TT

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012


Un-stuffing is hard work and makes me tired.
That was one good skunk ;o)  Thanks mama.

Until next time...Sir Titan of Nottingham CGC TT

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I Am This Many

Today's my birthday.  Happy Birthday To Me!!!

I'm gonna tell you all about my day, my special day.  It started with a nice walk with my mama.  We didn't see any other dogs except the one that rode by in a truck with his/her head sticking out the winder and making lots of barking noises at me.  I'm not fond of dogs but I don'!

Next, I got to enjoy a little "me" time while mama and papa ran errands.  They didn't really run, they took the RAV.  

Next was the biggest surprise in my whole life.  They came home with some good smelling things in a bag.

Do you see that??? Along with a new kong and a new's a hamburger.  I real fast food/junk food hamburger.
Well....I'm waaaaaaaaiting
I'm still waiting
I didn't gobble it down like some dogs do, I savored it for three long minutes.  Then I gave my new bunny some lovin'.
I luv you, I luv you, I luv you
I spent time supervising my papa while he moved wood into the new shed.
The bucket with the wheel is empty, you know.
I watched over my mama while she worked in the garden.
I took a nap because being three and doing so much celebrating made me tired.

I went into the back yard, past the fence, where I checked to be sure it was safe for my mama while she dumped her garden trimmings onto the compost pile.
I don't smell anything to be afraid of.

I don't see anything to be afraid of.
I played hide and seek even though mama didn't know we were playing.
I'm hiding, can you see me?
I did zoomies and took another nap.
After dinner there was ANOTHER surprise!  I got dessert!!!
Frozen pumpkin & molasses for DOGS, that's me!
Gimme, gimme, gimme...pleeeeeze

Tastes much better on the deck

I sat politely My mama made me sit while my papa took a quick picture of me in my party hat.
I don't much care for party hats ;o(
WOW!  What an awesome day.  I can't stop smiling...
Happy Birthday To Meeeeeee
Until next time...Sir Titan of Nottingham CGC ATT