I’ve gone from a dog watcher to a dog walker. Meet Lucy, the newest addition to the Krause family.
Recent lessons from Lucy:
When in doubt, go outside – A walk around the block can improve just about any mood.
Excercise is good for both the body and state of mind – This is something Robert never forgets, he runs to clear his head daily. I need to be reminded that I feel so good after I have excercised. Lucy helps me to do it.
Sniff more – Lucy spends alot of time sniffing, which I at first thought would lead to a bathroom break, but it never does. I caught myself as thinking of this as unproductive sniffing, then realized that this is how she enjoys the world. I too can give myself and my family some sniffing time, activities that get us off the path to explore and see where it will lead us.
Treats help – Motivation requires a bit of incentive. When Lucy or any of the Krauses accomplish a landmark or task, a treat (or ice cream) is a proper way to mark it as special.
Time is rewarded – Spending time with anyone will deepen your relationship with them. I shouldn’t expect to be close to anyone if I am not willing to share time with them.
I love this dog! Does anyone have a great treat they use for training? Lucy isn’t crazy about milkbones and acts like she is doing me a favor by eating them. I may even be willing to cook something…