Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oak had a Ruff Family Day

Oak has taken up counter surfing and unfortunately he got into some chocolate treats(cookies, squares) on sunday afternoon. He had a bit of a rough reaction to his snack. It was like he had drunk one too many coffees that day. He couldn't lay down and rest. He's lie down for a few minutes, then be up and moving to a new spot. He did have a little nap, on sunday night, outside on the back porch, but when I brought him in to go to bed, he kept waking me up and asking to go outside. Once he had diarrhea, and the rest of the time he just wanted to lay on the porch! When he woke up monday morning, he was still antsy and over stimulated, I look him for a walk, hoping to tire him out a bit, but it just made him hot again! Finally he went outside on the porch and slept for about 2 hrs. He was starting to feel a bit better, yeah! Last night he slept like a baby, and so di I. He seems to be back to his normal self today.
So now, we need to do a bit of training, so this never happens again! I read on the internet that you should create a bit of a trap that you can "save" you puppy from. Put a treat(or something yummy and smelly) on the counter. Cover it with a precarious pile of noisy items - cookie sheets, pie plates, tin cans with a few coins in them - nothing that would hurt, just items that will make a big noise when they fall. You also have to make sure they will fall. When puppy jumps on the counter to get the yummy smelling item he knocks the really noisy stuff to the ground and scares himself half to death! You run in and save him from the bad cookie sheet! I haven't tried it yet, but will definitely set it up tonight and let you know how it goes. I figure I will probabely half to do it a few times, before he gets the hint to stay off the counter.

1 comment:

JewelzyBug said...

Awww.. Poor Oak! I was wondering whether he got into any of the chocolates at Becca's.