Friday, August 22, 2014

Watch Dog

It's been awhile since I have written about Daisy, but I am never lacking stories about her! Life is sometimes too busy!

When we first rescued Daisy, it was really interesting to see how she didn't know the typical "cues" dogs tend to learn since she had been a stray. For example, most dogs react to the sound of a doorbell or knock at the door. She has mastered it now.

When the weather is nice, we leave our back door open so she can go in and out as she pleases. This has been both a positive and negative choice by us. Because we were often leaving the door open, Daisy wasn't having any accidents in the house which we thought was great! Except that when we didn't open the door, the accidents were very frequent - she wasn't learning how to tell us she had to go, even though she knew she was supposed to outside. We are still managing this but the 3 of us have gotten much better at communicating :) On the other hand, it gives her more free space to roam when we get home and need to get her dinner or our dinner ready. 

She is seen here playing watch dog. I think it is so cute when she sits there like that just looking for someone to come. Usually she barks when she hears someone come in or approaching our house. It's quite funny because she is so gentle. She puts on a good front. 

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