Bentley Baby is visiting again, and Daughter #3 is helping to teach him the rules and show him the way to being a good dog.
Bentley is a really big puppy. His size tells you he should behave like an older dog, his brain tells you otherwise.
The two of them had been outside playing in the snow last night and when they came in he had a hard time settling down. He didn’t want the fun to end so he started to antagonize the other animals, trying to coax them into playing. This wasn’t going over so well.
Daughter #3 finally got him to settle down and had him sit in front of her and then the reprimand began.
In a very sweet soft voice she began, “You just don’t think do you? You can’t just run around the house like a crazy dog, you’ve got to use your head and think, what do you think is going to happen when you behave this way? You’ve got to use your head Bentley ” “Do you understand what I’m telling you?,” you’ve got to be a good boy.”
I couldn’t contain myself, I started laughing so hard when I heard this, she looked over at me with a very serious face, and I thought I was going to get a talking to when she started laughing, she realized who she was talking to, but it must have worked, because he finally settled down.
I’ve often told my friends that I talk to our dogs like kids, I never use the “proper” words like off, down, drop it, my words are more like get down, give me that, ready, I’m not kidding and off you go. When I’m getting dinner ready and the dogs are hovering in the kitchen many would say “out” I say “c’mon you guys, get out of the kitchen, I can’t move in here”, it works just as well as out, just takes a little longer to get to the point
Cesar Millan should stop by sometime, Daughter #3 and I could teach him a few things about how to talk so dogs will listen.
≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈