Tango (our dog) ate Australia. Not the whole country, but the nice (i.e. expensive)Lakeshore Learning Store laminated map that we had posted to the wall (it was a world map and now is missing a whole continent).
“Big dogs need lots of exercise or they will resort to destructive behaviors.” Thanks Cesar.
The daily walks a couple times a day apprently weren’t cutting it, so I decided to get one of those in-ground fence systems. Did you know you could call someone and they will come out and install the fence and help you train your dog?
I knew that too, however, did you also know that sometimes couples don’t agree on how to best use the financial resources in the family? Yes, me too!
So I bought a do-it-yourself in-ground fence system and just wanted to share the Four Easy Steps for installation incase you, or a loved one, some day decides to make this compromise:
According to the box with the smiley dog-owner, here are the four steps:
Step 1. Plan your layout.
Step 2. Install your system.
Step 3. Place the collar on your pet correctly.
Step 4. Train your pet.
Here’s how it went for me:
Step 1 Go outside to plan your layout, leave the directions on the counter, come back and find your dog has eaten pages 5-9.
Step 5 (in the four step process) Two days later, put the collar on your dog correctly.
Step 6 Train your pet. Right, so remember how I’ve waited until November to do this…it snowed. So now
we I will be training our good ol’ pup in the snow. “Train your pet in two weeks” which when you read the directions (pages 12-18 that didn’t get eaten) includes 3 training sessions a day for 10-15 minutes each, working your way up to hour-long off leash trainings. Maybe Australia isn’t all that important in the scope of things.
Step 7 Remove your ad from Craigslist:
“Free Labradoodle to good home.”