As you will know anipals, training any human is an ongoing process and just when you think they have grasped what you want them to do – they forget and you are straight back to basics.
This is especially true when you take your human to a new environment – previous training goes out the kennel window and you have to take them by paw all over again. Luckily we dachshunds are patient creatures…
So anyway we arrived at Nateby, the small village in Cumbria where we were staying and first things first I had to go for a walk so I could leave some pee-emails around the place as polite messages for the local canine population – as you do.
So there we are walking around and because Dad was slightly skittish after the long drive I thought it best to put him on the lead first.
We are walking along quite happily when suddenly I get taken short (did I mention it was a long drive?) and so I hunched over to poo (a sure sign to Dad to STOP) but did he? No! The man trundled on with me trying to squat – hunch – poo behind him. Talk about not paying attention!
Luckily Mum was bringing up the rear and she spotted the problem and called out the STOP command to Dad. Phew! What a relief. This tail serves as a timely reminder to all pals that the training never stops. Even the best trained human will become distracted when in a new environment so anipals be ever vigilant for straying humans. Keep them on a short leash until they familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and never ever allow them to run off by themselves as, with their poor sense of smell, hearing and direction, there is every chance they will never find their way back.
Till next time,
Love & Leggies, Nutty x