Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gromit Learns the Door Manners

Most dogs rush to the doors, and then rush outside, without any manners. At our house, there are many rules to follow, and some of the rules are incorporated at the door, upon entry and exit. These are very important too, in helping to establish pack hierarchy, to teach doggie manners, and instill self control.

This is because, alpha dogs most often go ahead first, they also control tight spaces, and have the right of way. They control the movements of subordinate dogs as well, through the use of body language, eye contact and energy.
 Kimi, Gromit and Rummy.

We wait at the door, while Mum or Rob gives the "Free" command, meaning it is now ok, to go out. We are either to stand, sit or down, while we wait to go outside. Upon entering, we also always wait till the humans have gone inside, before we go in. We are not allowed to push past the humans to rush in.
 Kimi looks back for assurance

Kimi the beloved.



At 2:09 AM, Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom says that we need to come to your house to learn some manners! Your mom is one heck of a trainer, Kimi!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Kimi Wagner said...

Thank you Maggie and Mitch. My Human can't help it, she knows how hard it is to live with 2!! Airedales. If she doesn't keep the peace, there would be chaos in our house. Imagine, we two large Airedale males ruling the roost... hey that's a great idea... wish Mum would just take a rest and slack a bit..



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