Monday, May 27, 2013

Bud Meets Robyn

Bud met Robyn. Bud was a gentleman. He was very good with her.Instead of playing with the little dogs, he played with his kong because he is a retriever.  I'm glad he's making progress.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bud is Back and Off Drugs

Bud is doing so much better. He is still on antibiotics, but he is back to his old self. He is swimming and playing again thanks to good veterinary care..

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bud's New Boo Boo Blues

Bud was playing catch and somehow in less than 10 minutes managed to tear his upper front two carpal pads half off. In the past when playing he has broken a toe nail three times and the vet had to pull them off while Bud watched. You know that hurts. Today the vet cut the broken pads off. Bud does not let anyone touch his toes. Poor Bud. He has to not swim or play at the beach or swim for 2 weeks. I am sad for him that he is hurt again.  He's a Blue Footed Buddy!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bud's Back At His Bay

Bud had to not swim for 2 weeks because of his rash on his neck. He is happy to be back to his normal.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

More Update From Ericka's Training

Ericka's methods are working with Bud's behavior. My life with Bud includes my helpers. Therefore all four of us have to have the same methods. When I committed to trusting Ericka about Bud that meant that he retires from active work as a Service Dog and that means where he gave me trouble, he doesn't go. He can still come with to book events, and to some social gathers with him that he has not had bad manners. Remember, Bud's bad manners is jumping on young puppies and old weak dogs. Bud just jumps and then he stops with him never biting. Two years ago he jumped on a dog and the dog bit him in the face. I have not been able to work on this complicated dynamic in the dog world. I have studied dog behavior and it has baffled me for the longest time. Bud has not done this for a year. Oh Bud your are making me better understand you. With Ericka's help, we now move forward with the understanding that it does not matter why he does this. We are stopping this horrible behavior. Bud has had some issues figuring out who is the boss.  The boss is me!  Ericka is helping me and my assistants teach and enforce this with him.  It's an ongoing process!   I ASK YOU, WOULD YOU TRUST THIS FACE!