Come September, Doc turns two. Hopefully by then he would have calmed down a little bit more and who knows, might just be a tad less annoying. Of course, I say this fondly. He is after all a part of our family and Doc and little T adore each other. When mentioning our little family, she always includes Doc.
The truth is, this medium sized bundle of fur can be a bit infuriating and embarrassing especially when we have guests around. He’ll jump and slobber all over them too and as you know, not everyone likes this, especially those who are not dog-people.
Most times though, he’ll respond to a “down” or “away Doc” but when there are others. he forgets all his commands and just shames us, his humans. Recently though, little T and I discovered that he responds to one name. When this name is uttered, he immediately responds and goes to the kitchen and climbs unto his bed. The name happens to be my husband’s.
Doc adores him. When my husband is watching television, he’ll sit close to him or gaze adoringly at him till he is given some attention and obviously he knows that T’s dad is the leader of the pack and therefore must be obeyed at all cost. As for me, even though I’m his main dog-walker, I’m just second lieutenant I guess.
When misbehaving, little T and I just call out his name and like magic Doc behaves. The husband doesn’t seem to mind at all.
What about you?
Do you have a word that works wonders with your dog?