Thursday, 17 April 2014

Turning the corner

Yesterday I told you Odi and I were off to dog training. It took us an hour to get there and on getting out of the car she behaved like an idiot. And I'm sorry to say it continued that way for the whole 2 hours we were there.

Of the fifteen puppies Odi was by far the worst behaved. She peed on the floor, wouldn't leave the other puppies alone, wouldn't walk on a loose lead and when it came to letting her off to walk to heel... well I'll just leave that to your imaginations, but suffice it to say it wasn't our finest hour. But worse was to come. We had to do a recall, which 2 weeks ago Odi managed to perfection, but you'd have thought she didn't have a clue. She ran off round the hall chasing all the other dogs and we were in disgrace.

There was one interesting thing though, which was her brother Ollie was there. Odi behaved quite differently with him than with the others. It really did seem like they knew each other, which was very sweet. Ollie's lovely and laid back and behaved impeccably during the class, which just showed up his sister as being a complete hooligan.

In some ways it's rather like playgroup when you spot the disruptively badly behaving child and move yours away rather quickly... that's what all the others did when they saw Odi coming.

So my feeling is we turned corner yesterday, but it was the wrong one. Let's hope we can turn the right corner soon and get back on track, as to get over the shock last night I had 3 glasses of wine. I'm not sure my liver will be able to stand it if this continues!


  1. Ah but now we know why, so all is forgiven :)

    1. I'm not sure we'll be welcomed back to the puppy class with open arms tho!