My Mom had a real rough afternoon yesterday and it was all her and dads fault. We are going to do some good posts this week, but Mom is still upset and she tells you guys everything so here is her confession:
" We decided on Sunday afternoon that the girls needed to run some energy off in the yard. They had been doing so well on their leashes and listening that we thought with both of us outside that it would be safe to just let them run around in the yard cos we thought they would listen to us. For the first 5 minutes or so it was just great, Stella was a chasing Maggie and vice-versa and then all of a sudden they both stopped listening to us. Stella headed up the yard toward the apple tree and Maggie followed. This was way out of Mom's comfort zone and she grabbed Stella and gave her to dad to put back in the house, and went after Maggie, well you know what happened Maggie RAN! Yes, right up toward the highway. She never got close but ran me all over the yard, even when I used treats. Finally, after calling and calling her, and chasing her she ran into the front yard, and when I showed her a treat, she 'sit" for it. I grabbed her and put her in the house, yelling the whole way in. I know it was not Maggie's fault, and I was really yelling at myself, but I had to yell. I scolded her, (again not her fault) and told Butch this is EXACTLY why Maggie needs to go to classes so she will learn to come to me when I call. I was so upset the rest of the night and even still today. So we are back to using Alcatraz for when the girls go outside and when we can we will drive them over to the dog park. I will blog about that "good" adventure this week. Lesson Learned.
Stella Rose and Mag's Mom