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Join me on my journey as I grow to become part of my pack/family. We'll have a lot of fun along the way! Hopefully, I can make you laugh.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why do I “Fool Around"”?

Yesterday, I started telling you about the SANE seminar that Mommy took me to this past weekend.  SANE is all about Solutions for Extreme Dog Behaviors.  And Mommy says my “fooling around” gets pretty extreme.

This is what I can do with a leash if I am allowed.

You can imagine what I would do to Mommy’s hand.

But, please notice, I am a happy boy while I am doing it.  I just don’t know how to cope.  I don’t want to hurt Mommy.  I just don’t know what else to do.  I have probably been asked to do something I don’t understand, or I have just had too much training time.  Mommy now knows I need to take a break.

Kathy told us that some doggies get like this when they are scared or confused.  There are 4 ways a doggie can act and mine is one of them.  But most people don’t think I am scared or confused.  They think I am just playing and it is cute. 

Mommy says it’s not so cute and she wants to help me get through these times better.


One of the things we learned about was “Balance”.  This is a photo of Kathy trying to help me have more balance.  I now walk with a different leash.  But I’ll tell you about that later this week.

Puppy Kisses,



  1. Sounds very interesting. I look forward to reading more on this topic. It sounds like in your last post that you have learned a lot of information. : )

  2. Hey Tanner,

    All this learning can get a bit confusing for us young pups, your Mum sure is doing a great job helping you understand!

    Keep up the great work,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  3. I'm interested in hearing more too. It just looks like puppy play with puppy trying to become head of the house. I guess there is more too it?