Dec. 18, 2007 — Yesterday I was out most of the day, so it was late afternoon by the time I got to my email. Surprise! Our Rottweiler Lola had been chosen Dog of the Day at Dogster.com! It’s been barely a month since we joined it, and there are many thousands (someone said 30,000) of dogs there.
Here’s a part of the homepage of Dogster yesterday:
I don’t know why we were chosen. I poked around Dogster a bit to try to find out how they choose dogs of the day, but didn’t see anything. This photo shows her by our kitchen door, and I have a short text about how I clicker trained her (once was all it took) to pull on a rope and enter the kitchen. Maybe she got picked because it’s a nice story.
So for whatever reason it happened, I’m happy. Maybe it will increase awareness of clicker training.
While I was busy poking around Dogster before dinner, Lola was outside being a very bad dog. She had just figured out how to pull carrots out of their little garden bed, over the too-short fencing, and she had herself quite a feast. Guess that was her way of celebrating! Kelly changed the fencing even before his morning tea today.
Come visit Lola at Dogster!