|Not a crumb in sight.|
I came down to muddy paw prints on my black tile counter and no bagel or bagel container. I couldn't believe he had found a way to get up that high and swipe my food. When I looked in the den, there on the floor was shredded Styrofoam. He just couldn't resist the salmon. He gets an A+ for his Ninja tactics.
It wasn't all fun and games today. We practiced being relaxed around people. Soccer season is in full force and we had games going on across the way all day. Ke-ola always stays vigilant of his surroundings but he didn't bark or growl at the people today. He does become protective when someone he doesn't know approaches our house but he accepts his correction and is happy to come inside the house.
Ke-ola is a smart boy and he really wants to please his humans. Here are two clips of Ke-ola during feeding time. We have been working on his not jumping up when there is food. You can see that he gets very happy when he knows food is coming but remains calm. (Until Roland hypes him up!)
In this clip you can see how wonderfully Ke-ola's dinner manners have progressed. He knows to sit and wait as soon as he sees the food bowl. I set the bowl down. Then I close my eyes and say a silent blessing while he waits. He knows he needs to be invited to eat before he can move. (It's so difficult not to laugh when I hear his drool dripping on the floor in anticipation. Pavlov would have loved Ke-ola.) He is not food aggressive with humans. I can pick up his food bowl and ask him to sit and wait and he complies without complaint.
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