Haven't had a lot to blog about the last couple of days. Digory continues to do very well. Two days ago we were having some dominance issues between him and Scout. Vigilant supervision and a carefully timed spray bottle seems to be controlling the matter. Digory didn't try any dominance tricks yesterday, which was good, and made one pass this morning which Kevin was there to witness. A verbal, "Digory, NO!" was enough to dissuade him. I think that Digory is just testing his boundaries in the pack.
We did wake up to a cacophony of barking this morning. It's really our fault for not training Scout not to bark in the morning. Scout knows that she's not allowed out of the crate until she's quiet so she barks but shuts up as soon as we come near so she can get out. Digory, on the other hand, hasn't figured that out yet. So we both stood over him for several minutes this morning watching him get more and more worked up, howling his head off. And boy, can that dog howl. I'm so glad we're in our own house and not sharing walls with anyone. Anyway, once he paused we let him out, but we're definitely going to have to work on that. It's something we need to work on with both dogs. A big part of that is going to be catching them before the barking frenzy because once Digory gets going, he's gone. We're going to have to adjust our schedule and continue our training to get this under control.
Special thanks go to Annastazia, who has been giving us a lot of help and guidance as we integrate Digory into our pack!Posted by Shelby at February 3, 2005 09:45 AM