Monday, November 28, 2011

Crate On the Road

This is an old picture - Tibby has a much nicer fluffier dog bed in her crate now :)

Tonight we took crate training on the road.  It wasn't Tibby's first time being in a crate in a new place, it was her 3rd. 
Almost every Monday evening I have dinner at my Grandma's house, my parents also come over to her house.  It's fun!  We take turns cooking, but always have it at my Grandma's place, so she and her husband don't have to go out at night.  My Grandma's 88, but acts much younger.

Anyway, Tibby was great!  I put her crate next to me while we ate and she got to lick a yummy Kong.  Then after dinner when we were sitting in the living room she had a nice bully stick to chew on.  Oh, sure she tried to convince me that the crate was unnecessary.  Panting, a little whining, sad eyes, but I just ignored her and by the end of the evening (we were only there for 2 hours) she was happily chewing her bully stick and relaxing in her crate.

I would call that a successful training evening.
There was no barking.  Good Tibby!
Next, more nights of the same.
Then, more new places.
Finally, places with dogs.

I have plans for next year, but Tibby needs to learn to relax in her crate before then.

3 comments:

Loretta Mueller said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kari in Vegas said...

What good practice!

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Sagira said...

Good job Tibby!