Service Dog Earns Good Night’s Rest

Written by Michelle O'Neil on January 12th, 2010

This is Jingle, waiting beside Riley while she does her math at the kitchen table. Since we made the decision to homeschool, Jingle’s workload has increased exponentially. No more four hour naps in her crate. Today she went to cello lessons. She got very concerned when a janitor came into the room. She let out a low growl (only heard by me), but I reassured her, and distracted her with a treat. She got over it quickly. I’m finding if I distract her with a treat, she does not pee  that tiny dribble she does when her hero, HT comes home in the evening either. Distract and treat. Distract and treat. That’s pretty much the name of the game. If only kids were so easy! 

By evening, she is whooped and gladly jumps into bed with Riley and stays in her room all night.

Two sweeter girls you’ll never meet.

It is nice they are having more time together to bond.


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sally says:

    they might want to hire you at 4 Paws…..

  2. Amanda says:

    Distract and treat for kids? Oh if only!!!

  3. Carrie Link says:

    I, personally, respond well to the distract and treat approach!