Hawk's Schedule

8/4 Lake Mills
8/12 CCSDA Training

April 4, 2010


Our Saturday started like any other, up early to get to The Dog Den for puppy playtime. Banjo received his morning meal and I went back to bed to catch a few more ZZZ. I figured he could wait thirty minutes to potty. I was certainly correct in my assessment.

Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head, found my way downstairs ...

It was 8 o'clock before we made it outside for potty and I decided to try the other side of the yard, just to mix things up a bit. He peed on command and I waited for number two. And waited with no success while Banjo longingly eyed his usual spot across the yard. Back into the house/crate until he decided the time was right. Note: His last BM was at 2 pm the previous day.

Fifteen minutes later, we tried again. There were birds tweeting, the neighbors were out, and a dog barked - no relief.

To make a long, seemingly endless story short, we repeated this process until 12:30. Needless to say Banjo missed puppy playtime, the 9 and 10 o'clock sessions. Eventually we won the battle of wills.

Please tell me again why we do this.

1 comment:

Heather and Kelly said...

Eliminating on command has got to arguably be one of the hardest parts of puppy raising. I've waited an hour for my puppy to go pee in a parking lot, only to have to give up because I really HAD to be somewhere else. You got it right--it really is a battle of wills. And I try to make sure I win, but that doesn't always happen!