As we speak marks one week since Stella moved in.
We’re at a degree the place she:
Can exit and are available again in from the lavatory
Shouldn’t be afraid once I enter a room unexpectedly
(As of final evening) takes meals out of my hand
Has began primary clicker coaching
Her day has many ups and downs. She has sure instances at which she may be very cheerful and courageous: Within the morning proper after getting up, each time I go away or enter the home, and when she comes again in from the lavatory. She is way more partaking then, follows me round a bit and sees if possibly the meals girl (me) has some meals for her (at all times).
I make use of those pleased hours. Once I come down within the morning, I am going straight to the fridge, take out hotdogs and feed her a morning snack. Once I go away the home and he or she involves the door to see the place I’m going I give her a deal with, and I be certain to take sufficient treats in order that I’ve some on me once I return and he or she greets me on the door.
Any interplay is backed up by meals. Over time it will hopefully diminish as there shall be different methods of connecting – play, snuggles, walks and so on. For now meals is our widespread denominator, so I be certain it’s considerable and plentiful each time she decides to interact with me.
I don’t feed my very own canine out of bowls however solely by means of coaching and video games, and Stella is not any totally different. I don’t really personal a canine bowl (I’m additionally a minimalist – so this works out).
Meals is such a robust software, and since canine have to eat, why not use it as a every day possibility for coaching, connecting and speaking?
And now I’m off – it’s breakfast coaching time.
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