Sunday, June 21, 2009

Training to Sit

Anyone who owns a dog, regardless of the breed, one of the first things you teach it is to sit.

For Sadie, Dad would say the word while pushing gently on her behind to get used to the word and action. Later Sadie learned to sit by the word only and without any human assistance.

Once she could sit on her own we would reward her with liver treats. Then that's were we tried the hand signal. The hand signal is were you have a liver treat or any other small treat in your hand, make a fist, allow the dog to smell the food in your hand, then draw your hand to your shoulder. With repetition and patience, you will never say the word "sit" again.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Introduction

Hello all viewing this.

I am Virginia Rosser from Sadie P's house. I am a home-schooler getting ready to graduate from high school. My hobbies include riding my bike, playing video games, reading manga, and playing with our pets, Sadie, of course, and our cat, Pearl.

Now who is Sadie P?

Sadie is our puppy, rescued from the Henry County Animal Shelter. She is a pointer mix and estimated to be eight months old. When we first brought her home, she was already house broken, and skinny to no belief. Even though she has been at the pound for roughly a month, she is pretty well behaved for a puppy and everyone who sees her thinks she is so sweet. For the past few weeks that we have had her, Sadie has filled out and we just started to train her.