Welp, I have been practicing my commands every day, but today was the day that I go see my Auntie Tiffy and the kiddies and practice with them. I has a boy Tommy who is so good, because he loves me to death, even when I act crazy. He knows that I just want to play, but I just don't know how to ask. I think that's very smart for a kid. He was my sister Chino's favourite kid too.
I practiced "look" all week, actually for a couple weeks I think, and I'm getting the hang of it. From now on when I get distracted or start to focus on something that's gonna make me crazy, Mamma says "Lucca, LOOK!" and I look at her face and away from whatever is tempting me to misbehave. We practiced today with real distractions and I did pretty good.
The one time I was really bad was when Tommy was playing with his sister and I charged in there like it was my game and demanded a turn. I had to sit in time out for that. I couldn't see anybody but Mamma and her back was to me which made me very sad. Tommy was very forgiving, and after I was done with time out he got a couple yummy goodness treats and told me to sit, and then lay down, and he gave them to me. He even snuck me a fruit loop or ten.
My biggest problem is that I don't realize how much bigness I have, and I don't understand why it's so bad to use my mouth when I play! I'm not gonna bite! I'm just wanting to move your hand to where I want you to pet me or something, but Mamma tells me that is very bad. I don't want to do something bad. Time out is the worst thing ever.
So we will keep practicing until I get it right. A behaviorist that Mamma works with says that I think I'm in charge now. I don't know, I listen real fast to Mamma. I hate to get yelled at. The good news is that I am Super treat motivated, so all this learning is fun for me because there are goodies involved.
I'm trying so hard not to be a bully. I just need a little time to understand your language!
Well all that excitement has me pooped! I'm going to go snore my asses off for the rest of the evening!