I hooked up the laptop to our TV this evening to watch "Dog Whisperer". The first episode I chose was all about a very mean American bulldog that did a lot of barking and guttural growling. Imagine my surprise when Iris came to attention and charged the TV!
Now, I have had some dogs that paid attention when they heard a dog barking and growling on television, but I have never had one that actually distinguished the images of dogs on the screen. Iris does.
I think I have my work cut out for me. Or perhaps I should watch Dog Whisperer after Iris has gone to bed.
On the plus side, we had a great walk this morning, with me keeping Iris on a short leash and not allowing her to walk ahead of me; by the time we were done, the leash was slack and she was walking calmly. We've done a lot of Frisbee work, and I've thrown a ball for her to retrieve dozens of times. She loves all this activity. Unlike Sadie, when she's off leash in the yard, Iris doesn't attempt to run away. Once she learns her name, I'm fairly certain she will come when she's called.
Last night with her in the kennel beside my bed started out peacefully enough, but then thunder started to rumble and she began trying to dig out frantically. She also bit the metal bars holding her in.
Anybody know a good dog psychiatrist?