Thursday, July 12, 2012
Bark to School 101: Get Along with Others
It may seem far off, but back to school time is really fast approaching. Staples and Walmart have their Back to School sales starting already! And in a few short weeks, we'll be turning the calendar to August....you know what comes next!
Now Bark to School, that means something different! With dogs, there's always something to learn. Both for them, and for us. We are back to kindergarten: How to get along with others. Since we adopted Brooks two months ago, Kelly has been working on this lesson. She started off earning an F in the subject. Now, she's up to a B minus. lol. At first she couldn't look at Brooks without picking a fight. Gradually, the issues erupted only over food and toys. Things are much better now, but she still has her moments where she says "enough is enough." When Brooks climbs into my lap, for example, she can't bear it. And when they each have a special toy, such as a stuffed Kong, she continually takes his away, no matter how many times I give it back.
So for us, we will continue working on manners and getting along with others at Bark to School!
I'm looking forward to the Bark to School Twitter Party, hosted by All Things Dog Blog and Event Barkers! If you haven't been to one of their Twitter Parties, you should stop by on August 12 and check it out, and maybe you'll even win a prize!