Well, I forgot to prepare today’s body language post, and they take a fair amount of time — which I’m out of! We’ll delay it a week, and instead I give you some quickie fun stuff.
First, I got a lovely email from one of my clients, who had a small dog that was biting them (and oftentimes breaking the skin) on a regular basis.
Barley is doing well! 😀
Thanks to you, he hasn’t growled at anyone lately. He is sweeter and calmer. Since you explained to us more about his behavior, we understand his limits. Our respect for each other is totally reciprocal and it works really well! Thank you so much for being so generous to us. You are truly a godsend.
If anything happens at all, I will definitely email you right away.
Thank you again very much!
WOO HOO! I love those emails!
Another fun thing is that Tango’s recall is coming along nicely! Birds, being prey animals (and non-domesticated) are easily distracted and take time to learn things in unfamiliar settings. Since the goal is to be able to call him back should he fly away, it doesn’t do me much good to teach him recall only in the house. Once he’d mastered that, we started moving outside (and pretty much had to start all over!). Take a look at his recall a week after we started, and again a month later:
(He’s able to come from farther distances outside, but that would make for a boring video!)
Nothing makes me happier than seeing little birds run. 😉