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NO! off the borders.

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Since getting our new bundle of fun on Saturday we want to start as we mean to go on. So ground rules are getting set.

He is responding well to sit, wait and come. As soon as we come in or we get ready to give him his dinner we make him sit before stroking him or placing his food down.

We walk around the garden, and he follows as we say “walk nice”. This he does off the lead and sometimes on it. I say sometimes as he soon forgets how to behave and goes straight back into puppy mode and starts trying to eat his lead. Wen we get back to the lawn we say “Sit” and he does. He is learning fast.

But I want to keep little Bramble off the borders so I have used some bits of willow to make a small barrier, so there is something physical in front of him.

He sat nicely while I stripped the leaves off the willow and cut and installed them. I will just have to keep an eye on them as I dont want willow growing all over the place, but then hopefully it will be temporary until he realises he cant go on the borders.

Everything takes time, but I am upbeat at how well he is responding to his new home. It gives me even more reasons to be outside even if it is playing with a ball and doing the usual doggy tidy up’s.

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Bramble is gorgeous and I love your garden and the willow edging, very nice, he will learn in time as you say, he is so cute.

11 Aug, 2010

 

Such a cutie I want to cuddle him, when he goes to go in your borders give a strong command no and push him away, puppies are best to play to wear them out then train, you will find it easier, you are doing great at present, if that was me I would place empty clear large pop bottles along your border filled to the top with water, for some unknown reason cats and dogs won't go near them, lying them sideways.

11 Aug, 2010

 

i will come back to your blog later as for some reason i am not getting any photos through on my laptop..

11 Aug, 2010

 

he's gorgeous and collies are usually quick to learn, there was one at the stables across the road and in all her years Never went towards the road even though there were no gates, but He did spend a lot of time with her, she followed him around all day :)

11 Aug, 2010

 

he is so so cute...

11 Aug, 2010

 

He is a cutie. I like your idea with the willow hoops. Practical and attractive.

11 Aug, 2010

 

such a lovely puppy and well behaved to

11 Aug, 2010

 

He's so lovely....very pretty garden, the hoops look fantastic.

11 Aug, 2010

 

Good luck with Bramble.....been there, as you say start as you mean to go on....good idea using the willow.

11 Aug, 2010

 

I did the same with my pups using bamboo canes I saved from the fire at a garden center. They know what get off the flowerbed means now, except for our new 4 month old pup!!!

15 Aug, 2010

 

hes lovely..:-)

16 Aug, 2010

 

He is great during the day, playing, learning and sleeping. In the evening he turns into a toe chewing nightmare.
He has just realised tonight that he can squeeze behind the settee.
Good with the toilet, and he really responds well to sit, down and now give paw.
Still trying "watch me" and "stay".

Looking forward for my boys to see him as they are on holiday with their mum until saturday 21st.

16 Aug, 2010

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