|Photo by Mike Manville|
She might look sweet and cuddly, but don't let those liquid chocolate eyes fool you. Paisley is an alpha dog. Many people think they have an alpha dog, but mostly they don’t know what that means. Paisley is truly an alpha. If you give her an inch, she’ll try to take a mile. She recently went to our trainer Steve Brooks, battled him all weekend long, and is now on a super strict training regime. This means no food unless she’s working for it on her walks and behaving well. (Don’t worry, we’re not starving our dog. I say we, but I mean Mike because he’s the primary care taker of the beast while I’m in Fort Bragg. Thank you, Mike!) It’s a system of incentives.
Mike has made a break-through with the dog, and she remains very well-behaved. However, in an effort to do some in-house eating last night, she managed to eat two bouillon cubes. This led her to being insanely thirsty, and she drank her entire water bowl. This is turn overwhelmed her little dog bladder, and she woke Mike up at 3:45 in the morning going bananas. He took her outside and she peed for about 30 seconds. Poor dog. Poor Mike.