Teaching Your Dog to Wait in the Car

Teaching your dog to wait in the car is beneficial for both you, and your dog.  If you show your dog how to wait in the car, windows wide open, or the top down, you have a security system, via your dog, for your vehicle, and the added bonus of a pet that is not overheating in a locked car.  When it’s warm outside, leaving the car windows wide open can mean the difference between life and death for your dog. But, if you have a dog that hops out of the window as soon as you walk away, this can create a life, or death, situation in itself.  Showing your dog how to stay in the car isn’t a difficult behavior to teach, but as anything that you want your dog to learn, it will take time on your part to teach him.

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It’s Been Too Darn Hot

It’s been too darn hot to work with Calypso here where I live.  On average, the mercury has been steadily above 95 degree’s everyday.  Last week we saw 104, 107 and 109.  Personally, I can’t do the heat at all. I start to wilt when it hits the 90’s.  I can’t imagine riding a horse in 100 degree weather, let alone put a big hot saddle on a horse in that kind of heat.  I know, I know, I’m putting human emotions into a horse.  The difference here is I can see the sweat dripping from their body after a ride in the hot weather, they have to be feeling hot.

Like I said, I wilt.  I can’t do the hot weather at all.  Every year, when the hot weather starts, I become ill with flu like symptoms for about a week.  Then I acclimate to the heat, but I still can’t go out in it. I should move somewhere cooler, like Montana.  I wish I had it in me to make a move like that.  It’s not like I have a lot of family here where I’m at.  I do, but it wouldn’t be any different living 1,000 miles away, or 10 miles away.  We text once in a while, visits are rare, so living far away really wouldn’t be any different.  This is a point I should ponder!

So, until this weather cools down I won’t be doing any work with Calypso.  She’s out there enjoying George and getting fat.  She’s happy.