bunn (bunn) wrote,

While waiting for dogs...

The other day the dogs went looking for rabbits and I got cross with them.  This is a major mistake.  It doesn't mean they come back faster next time. It means they get upset and emotional and do more undesirable things.    The way to get them to do what I want is to be very relaxed and happy and not at all insistent.  Control by letting go, or something along those lines...

So next time they went looking for rabbits, I sat down and admired the view.  There were larks and gorse in bloom, with its scent that is supposed to smell like coconut but to me just smells like gorse.   After a while I got bored, so I built a tiny tower out of gorse blossoms, and planted it in a pool.

Eventually, the dogs returned.  They were, if I'm honest, much more interested in the pool than the flower art (for they had been running and bouncing a great deal) But they were very happy, and much more relaxed, so all was well.

Tags: arty stuff, behaviour, dogs

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