|Tyvon "Stallone" Savage|
Bring on the- action!
|Barked: Sat Nov 23, '13 9:38am PST |
|Stallone is catching on to "NO" pretty well, as I've been "no"ing the hand and feet playing, and then instantly trading him my limbs for a toy and saying "yes!" when he takes that instead. I've been trying to watch for right when he's about to go for my hand and cut him off BEFORE he does so, so that his brain doesn't think hand first, toy after. However, when he gets super riled up he's not as attentive, so I'll just say NO and stand up and walk away from him. If he brings me a toy as an apology, we play again. He's barely nine weeks old so I know he needs time, but I want to cut it off early!
Also - for a husky pup, I doubt extending the 20-minute walk would be "straining". Are you just walking, or are you running and playing and really burning up his energy? Stallone will keep up with my big guy and I for well over an hour, including beach running, six flights of stairs at a run, and then park playtime. Both my dogs are MUCH better behaved if their day is started with a thorough wearing out! Haha I am too actually