Monday, June 13, 2011

Dembre Training :)

Do I have to be under the table?
On Friday Dembre attended his second wedding. He was really good! I think that he's close to ready for AT! He's a really good boy!
This week he'll be spending his first full three straight days in public, which I'm happy about, because that's a good evaluation of how he might react in a full time work situation. I'm hoping all goes well, but I'm a little nervous. I really want to be confident that he'll be perfect, but you never know.
Another thing that I'm really NOT happy about is that the other day I gave Dembre a bath and then put him in our mudroom to dry off. I didn't think about the fact that he was also with a dog we were dogsitting. I really wish I would have been watching, because they got into a dog fight. It wasn't serious... serious, but that is not allowed. When I came out and corrected them both Dembre was flat on his back, but he was involved and that's enough. I never thought he'd be a fighter and I hope it doesn't happen again, but if it does I think he'll have to be released :(

~Elijah & Dembre


  1. Hi Y'all,

    Are you sure it was a "fight" and not loud, growly play? I ask only because you said Dembre was on his back. That is a submissive posture, as I'm sure you are aware.

    Some dogs play growl and it sounds like a fight. Dembre is not fully out of the puppy stage yet. If he shows no aggressive tendencies when you have him out and around other dogs these next few days, I would suspect it was either play or the other dog started the confrontation.

    Sorry, blogger is messing up. Making me use alternate ID.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. Hi BrownDog,
    Yes, it was a fight! I've seen growly play ( which CCI dogs aren't allowed to do either), but this was a snarling, snapping kind of fight. Dembre was on his back, but was trying to fend off the other dog ( a golden/setter mix). I assume the other dog started the fight, but that could happen in the CCI play yard, which is what I'm concerned about.

    Thanks for the advice :)

    Elijah (and Dembre)


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