hahah yes I should post what followed... well I went home for lunch let Gus in and ignored his jumping up and yaps... sat down and ate my lunch (still ignoring him) by time I was finished I noticed he was sitting quietly looking at me waiting for the attention ( im not sure if this was the right move) but after I put my dishers in the sink (he was still sitting) I went over and have him a great pat and praised him.
I then let him play with Nala in the back yard for a bit while I chilled out.. its amazing how Nala is sharing her toys I never ever EVER thought I would see Nala encourage someone to take a toy out of her mouth.
I also did a little easy training with the pair.... Gus tends to look at Nala and copy so that makes training sit and lay down a little easier... it was time for me to go back to work, so brought Gus upstairs to the balcony and put some treats and a new toy up there, he immediatly lay on his bed and started playing with the toy, at that point I closed the door and curtain and left... he did howl for a little bit but after 15 minutes he quitetened to little whimpers..... then I had to go...
Stage 2: when I got home after work OH dad had let Nala and gus play in the back so we came back to Gus and Nala haveing a rumble... OH and I had a training session in the gym (which is a house out the back which is predominantly glass). We went in and close the door... Gus noticed I was no longer in the back yard but behind glass he started to howl again even though he was outside and could see me... I ignored him completely after about 3 minutes he gave up and went to play with Nala a little more... in between weight reps I would go out and just stand in the back yard not responding to his excitement that I was out but waiting for him to calm down then pat him... I did this for about 40 minutes.... and by the end of it he was just so tired from playing with nala he just wanted to sleep..... I think it has been a successful afternoon.
Yea good job! That's fantastic
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