It feels so good to be drawing again! I have taken a month of to spend with my beautiful baby boy. I can’t wait to share more drawing with you. I hope everyone had a great break over the holiday period 💕
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Because of a growth, Porky the rescued Chihuahua mix, had to have his left eye removed a few months ago. Dogs are amazingly resilient and Porky is still the same happy dog he's always been. I've never seen a dog shake and wiggle in anticipation as much as he does while waiting for a treat! It's so funny😂
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Abby lounging in the Sun enjoying this amazing weather 😉
Training with your dog can be fun! Loki is one of my personal dogs. He has a lot of drive, a lot of energy, and he loves both food and toys. I could easily train with either at this point. When you first start training and are teaching your dog something new, you always start with food.
You need to build their drive and motivation. It ends up being a lot of reps of the same commands over and over so that the dog learns what you want from him. Once you’ve taught your dog the basics then you can bring them out for occasional sessions to keep their skills sharp and so you guys can have fun together. Most dog owners don’t enjoy training as much as us crazy trainers but it’s such a cool bonding time with your dog. Get out, have some fun, work on new stuff, tricks whatever and enjoy your pup! We haven’t worked on the heel command since Loki was about six months old, it just isn’t something we use in our every day life. Gave it a shot in the middle of that session and he mostly remembered it even if I messed it up a bit.
When you’re at the point where you only need to do maintenance with your dog’s training it doesn’t matter if you’re a tad off with your timing, or guidance for them because, luckily, your dog knows the command! You spent a bunch of time on the front half teaching them, so you’d have less work to do on the back half!