This week was full…really full. And not only was it full, but we had several ups and downs throughout the week.
Right after I published last week’s post, Wellie decided to have the stand off of all stand offs. I had spoken about how we bought the water guns and that they were working in helping us correct her behaviour, well what we didn’t realize was that it extended to water in general. She decided that water falling from the sky was also bad and she didn’t want anything to do with doing her business outside. Ugh.
That evening we knew she had to go to the bathroom and was just waiting to do it inside so we had a stand off…a 45 minute stand off in the pouring rain. It was warm out, so nobody got cold, but we definitely got wet! We wanted to end the experience on a a positive note so we made sure to wait until she went pee and then we were more excited than we’ve ever been. She still doesn’t love the rain, but she’ll go outside and do her business in it now…most of the time.
This week was Wellie’s first long car ride. A friend of mine from high school got married this weekend in Toronto and we brought the furry family along to my parent’s house for the occasion. I was so proud of her – she did fabulously. All three dogs travel in their crates when we travel and Paddington and Corduroy have always been amazing travellers. We were both so happy to discover that Wellie is as well! We gave her a bully stick to chew on and either she chewed on that or had a nap. She didn’t make a peep the whole time and waited patiently to have a pee stop midway through. We were both really proud of her. She was equally as good on the drive back yesterday as well.
When we arrived at my parent’s house, we were greeted by an ever growing Sonnet, who is 11 weeks old now and completely and utterly fearless. She was so excited to see Paddington, Corduroy and Wellington and she basically bugged them the entire time we were there. Wellie was pretty good about it and played with her the most out of the three dogs.
One thing we noticed while there was that Wellie decided that her housetraining hadn’t even happened and she kept having a TON of accidents inside. It was like she hadn’t learned anything. Yikes. By the end of the four days we were there, she got a lot better and started holding it again.
Today was our first day back home and she did really well…until tonight that is. As we were getting ready to sit down and watch some TV while having supper, Thomas stepped away from his plate for a second and Wellie ate his entire supper of salmon steak that we had just served. Not cool. She is now attached to Thomas on a leash and isn’t very happy about it. Sometimes we forget that she is still learning. Thomas just reminded me of when Paddington was younger and she ate both the meat and cheese out of his sandwich and left the bread in tact. haha. She learned and so will Wellie, we are just not there yet.
Next week will be quite uneventful compared to this week, and I am a-ok with that.
Some photos from today:
Until next week.