Rainy day dog play

Rain never stops our play

We adopted Sydney in January. From traces on copy paper, I noticed he had been born on my birthday (or had I been born on his?)! Yes, I felt amazed. Sydney = kismet!

For me to at last find Sydney (in a local animal shelter) after searching local animal shelters, Petfinder.com and shelter Websites on the World Wide Web. Never had I worked so hard to find a dog to adopt. All in all it was seven months, that our dear child (a preteen at that time) waited and cried for her promised dog.

I smell goodies!
Sydney as a 1-year-old, learning new behaviors

All dogs in our family had previous homes. All dogs came to us about one year of age. I had trained each of them with positive methods of food rewards, praise and petting. Not true, the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

Happy campers
Keeshond Dancing Bear Dawn &

I taught five dogs new tricks

Rainy days a perfect for indoor training and play. Instead of playing chase the dog, make your dog  chase you. Have extra yummy treats. Make your dog sit and wait. Go and hide, any corner will do. Then call your dog and reward him or her the instant he or she sits at your feet. Repeat for a good five to ten minutes, depending on your dog’s interest, health and age.

All you need for a good game
  • Yummy & small bean-sized treats
  • a hungry dog
  • teach your dog to  sit and wait
  • a corner, bathroom or bedroom to hide in
  • call your dog’s name and say, “Sydney, come” in a cheery tone
  • reward with treat and pet your pooch
  • repeat

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6 thoughts on “Rainy day dog play

    1. Thanks for your kind comment. Yes, it does seem like it was meant to be. I should have put a date on when we adopted him, that was 12 years ago. He’s still going strong and loves his whole family, especially his big sister and his grandmother, Winnie.

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