Now, please excuse me as I ramble on my dog who I am madly in love with and equally exhausted with.
I have decided to forgo some important training techniques. I can not, for the life of me, get him to not scream bloody ass murder in his crate when he can't see me. Meaning, he'll sleep in it at night but completely lose his mind if he has to stay in there during the day (I mean, can you REALLY blame him?)
I had a dog trainer come to the house this week and she told me not to ever let him on the couch. He has to know you are the master and him climbing on the couch with you makes him think he's at my level. Well, in the Snuggery, he is at my level....mainly because my back hurts having to sit on the floor to play with him all night.
But what I will never ever give up on...making this dog love and appreciate the Bayou Bengals. Therefore, we are naming stuffed animals after rival SEC teams. Nothing makes me more proud than when he starts throwing em against the wall and tearing at their heads.
So far he has Aubie (from the lovely Lady Margaret)
And he has Uga (from Sir Hudson)
Here are the rest of animals we need to get him (major hat tip to Dame Kathleen for coming up with all these names and ideas)
Black Bear - Rebel
Elephant - Big Al
Hog- Big Red