Friday, November 25, 2011

The Reson For The Gentle Leader

One month ago while leaving French Hospital, Bud noticed a little dog of leash, walking toward us. Bud pulled away to sniff the other dog. I was shocked at this behavior. When we got home I found my Gentle Leader. I gave Bud treats and praised him, but am unhappy with this on. I tell him too bad, life is hard sometime but he has to not do that. Bud is a different dog with it on. When he was a puppy I tried one on him and he won’t move. I was afraid of hurting his neck. I don’t worry about that now but I know if you use the Gentle Leader wrong you can cause damage. With it on, he minds better. He still tries to rub up against people furniture. Too bad he will get used to it. When I had it on Bud at the beach he hated it. I was sitting on the ground talking to some friends and he put his head in my lap to hide his shame. This story will be in Bud’s book when it comes out.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am thankful for my health and my life in my wonderful community. Bud is thankful for his happy life at the beach and his favorite swim place. Bud loves to swim. This day in the picture shows you how much Bud enjoys being a Lab. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. We love you. Me & Bud

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Book Signing At HART In Cambria

Last Saturday we went to HART and we had a fun day. I always meet the nicest people. The staff at HART are very wonderful.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bud Meets Batman

My new assistant, Jewel, has a 10 pound dog. Batman meet Bud the day of the pictures. Batman is six years old is very calm. I am impressed with his personalty. He was was raised around big dogs. I wanted my Bud to hang out with such calm energy. Their first meting was very smooth Batman walked up to Bud and sniffed and Bud was a perfect gentlemen. Good Bud. My dog trainer loves the idea of Bud having a new pack member.I think that Bud is reacting to the loss of Jetta. Jetta was his pack leader. Batman is helping Bud. I am going to of course have the story of Buddy & Batman in Bud's book.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bud's Training For Dog Agression

Here we are in this class that I thought would never happen to a dog of mine.After these pictures were taken I broke down in tears! The goal is to have Bud not pay attention to these other dogs in class. Many dogs have this problem when they react with fear responses. I brought with me tender juicy roast beef. It worked great. Bud met other pups after class and was a perfect boy. The trainer made me promise to keep Bud on a leash and use him as a Service Dog for one week. Oh Buddy boy your are breaking my heart. Bud is such a fabulous dog.