Luvlap - 18322 Sunny Baby Ride On Car for Kids, Battery Operated Horn, Music & Light 12 Months Plus (Blue)
Luvlap – 18322 Sunny Baby Ride On Car for Kids, Battery Operated Horn, Music & Light 12 Months Plus (Blue)
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Life’s little stories bloom with coming of the little one in your life. It completes your life with many joys of parenthood. For baby it’s the next best thing to being in your arms. Entertain your little one and give him or her a personal resting place. Luvlap’s high chairs, cots, walkers and other indoor products will have the whole household floored by baby’s happy…
She had a great time and was very brave. She didn’t like the deep water but loved everything else about it. She was so happy and on her best behavior. We rented the pool for an hour so she would have plenty of time to explore and figure things out. We’re all very wet but she is a happy girl.
Between the wetness and bad lights, these were the only good pictures we got. We’ll definitely do something like this again in the future ((when we have the energy and money to spare))
A few hours after I posted about yesterday’s training session, we had another eventful experience. Nothing too crazy but I’m going to mention it for our records.
I was taking Mandana out to play and train in the dog run. Some of her dog buddies were in there so we took the opportunity to do some counter conditioning outside the pen. She was really excited but she did well. No barking or lunging, she just had a hard time staying in position and keeping her focus on me. They had to leave before she could play with them. It was hard for her to watch them leave but it’s good experience.
We were just about to go in when the little white puppy (I posted about previously) came running towards us off leash. I put Mandana in a sit and she held it really well. The pup hesitated but then kept running towards us. She broke position when it was about 10-15 ft away and lunged forward. I zapped my stungun in the air and the pup stopped which gave me enough time to get Mandana back under control.
I have conditioned Mandana to the sound of the stun gun for this purpose. She associates it with high value treats but it’s aversive enough to startle off-leash dogs. I wasn’t worried about her being aggressive/reactive but she’s so big that just knocking into the pup could have really hurt it.
We spent a long time counter conditioning after that happened. She did really well and overcame a lot of exciting stimuli. She pulled a few times when some kids went into the dog run and were screaming/barking. It was a great opportunity for her and although she wasn’t perfect she did amazing for an adolescent still in training.
Mandana is a very talented. Not only does she have a natural heart rate alert, but she also alerts me when my period is about to start. She comes over and stares at me intently until I get up and do something about it (like take extra strength Tylenol). She only does it at the beginning and for someone who is irregular it’s really helpful. She will even wake me up to alert me at night which is really appreciated.
Blech I have to start up my car again in like an hour and then 40m after that and I have to just pray whatevers wrong is A) not gonna cause complete failure in those couple minutes and B) not cause expensive damage and I have to say with how my luck today has been in not exactly hopeful.
We had a really great heel + sniff zone session today on collar/leash. We encountered many distractions that used to put her in an excited frenzy (golf carts, squirrels, birds, kids playing, reactive dogs, etc.) She was phenomenal and ignored ALL distractions. She handled it like a pro and was a pleasure to walk with.
There was one major mistake at the beginning. She jumped on an elderly lady who asked to pet her. I pulled her back so she barely touched her but it was still really inappropriate. People who shower her with affection is her kryptonite and it doesn’t help that Hubbins allows her to get away with this behavior.
She needs a lot more practice with polite greetings. It’s so hard to arrange during COVID. I guess we are going to have to switch to seated greetings for now on.
I don’t want this one mistake to overshadow how awesome she was today. It just highlights what we need to prioritize in our training. I’m still really happy with how she is coming along.