We’ve discovered a new behavior management tool for Sparkle. When it comes to going places she is not supposed to go, she has been getting a little more bold. More often, we’ve been finding a half-chewed rawhide on our bed or catching a ‘bad-little-puppy’ standing up on the couch looking out the living room window.
We clipped her nails yesterday, I sitting in the lazyboy holding her while Karin operated the snips. She, the little wimp she is, would not go near the lazyboy all night after that electing to cower in the dining room. Even the lure of treats and nibbles could not tempt her within more that ten feet of me sitting in the big red chair.
So, we think, next time we need to clip her nails we’re going to do it on our bed, or the couch, or in the pantry, or in our closet, or… you get the point. Next time: all bad associations (and heck, we are almost experts at clipping so I don’t see what the problem is anyhow!) will be generated in correspondingly resticted places of the house.
Treadmill: 10 minutes, moderately fast, 1.1 miles
Weights: Lower body, 3 sets
Stationary Bike: 12 minutes: 4 miles.