Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sharing The Backseat
Odin used to have the run of the car. Trunk space, back seat, sometimes even the passenger seat - it was all his for the taking.
Then Natalia came along and he was relegated to the back. We made it very nice, put down blankets that he could mess up, dig into, and then settle down on. We gave him treats and told him what a good boy he was.
But it didn't make it any better.
He would still try and come over.
You have no idea how fun it is be riding down one of the steepest streets in San Francisco all the while pushing (or attempting to push) a stubborn 100 lb. black lab back over a seat when his head and front paws are hanging over the front, squishing your cousin Leslie. Generally this happens around the same time that the baby starts to wake up and scream. (She wasn't a fan of the car seat.)
Anyway, I digress. We have been working with Odin on staying in the way back for the past 20 months.
It is clear that our work has been quite successful. Call me if you want help training your dog too.