puppy training.

25 06 2010

For those of you who do not know, right before we came to the DR, we bought an 8-wk-old Weimaraner puppy. He is quite possibly the cutest puppy I have ever seen. Really. Unfortunately he is definitely the most stubborn dog I have ever possibly known. As a testament to that fact, I would like to share a story with you guys.

Let me start with saying that right now, Apollo at 41-pounds and 4 and a half months, is not allowed in our bed. He’s too big and too dirty, and he’s just not comfortable to sleep with. He also has a super-annoying habit of peeing in the house right now. SO, yesterday I come home, thinking I’m going to do some cleaning since I actually had some free time. I shut the dogs in our bedroom, and I sweep and mop the entire house except for that room. When I get to our room, I decide I should give both the dogs a bath before I mop the floor so they don’t get it dirty. The only way to wash Apollo is to get in the shower with him. So I do that. I finish, telling him how good he was, and then I start washing Leo. About the time I get Leo shampooed up, I peek over the top of the shower and see Apollo freaking out in our bed. What I do next is hurry out of the shower, soaking wet, holding a soapy Leo, and jerk Apollo out of the bed. I tell him “no,” I spank him, and I get back in the shower upset that our bed is soaking wet (stuff NEVER dries here). About 2 seconds later, I peek over the shower and he is on our bed again. I run, still carrying Leo, across the floor. I have forgotten at this point that the floor is soaking wet, since I just finished dripping water all the way to the bed. I slide all the way across the floor to the bed. This time, Apollo sees me coming and jumps off the bed, losing his footing on the wet floor and face-planting into the tile. He darts past me, and I am sliding all around the room trying to catch him (and I’m furious). I finally catch him, fuss at him, and head back to the shower (still running). At this point I realize that not only was he in my bed, but he peed in my bed. Needless to say I thought I was going to kill him. He ended up in solitary confinement in our courtyard for a couple of hours.

Anyway, we love Apollo, and Evan says he is going to be a good dog when he grows up, but I’m not sure I’m convinced. At least he’s cute!




6 responses

25 06 2010
Joan Brady

Oh my gosh! I am laughing so hard!! The visuals…….!! Well, isnt that precious?? Well, I must say….when he slept with Grandmommy he did not pee in the bed at all…..he is just lonely!!! LOL, I know you are saying things about me right now!!!! HEEHEE! If you need to send him back to the States, Grandmommy is waiting!! I love you both!!

25 06 2010
Lauren McLaughlin

Oh dear. That is a fantastic story. Very frustrating, but very humorous. I hope the bed dries quicker than usual.

25 06 2010

That is one stupid dog!!. I hope he outgrows some of this. Good thing that his other grandmother will take him LOL Now if you want to send LEO that is whole dog of a different color!!!! I love you!

25 06 2010
Joan Brady

See Rachel, We have it all figured out for you!!! What would you do without your Mom and you MIL??

25 06 2010
Joan Brady

…and “your” MIL, not “you”.

25 06 2010
jenny nieuwboer

Cracking me up!!!!!!!!! Especially Evan’s comment!!!!

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