Abby, “Excuse me. Could someone help us find some tools?”
Moving is always hectic and time consuming and we’ve been busy unpacking, cleaning, buying things for our new place and much more. Home Depot is one of the places we’ve been going to lately a lot so we take Abby with us to expose her to new people, environment, sounds, etc.
Abby, “Moms, someone is coming to help us in a minute.”
Abby got to work that day by trying to get someone to come and help us find a few items we needed to buy. It was Saturday, so everybody was busy trying to help customers. We had a secret weapon, Abby. They all wanted to pet her.
Abby, “Ok moms, tell me what you need so I can grab it for you.”
Abby is a pretty young pup, but I always tell pet parents that regardless of their dogs’ age, make sure that they expose them to as many things as possible. She loved getting attention from employees and customers alike.
Abby, “Moms, I found it.”
Taking Abby to Home Depot involved physical exercise as well as mental exercise. How’s that? We practiced behavior and training, along with being exposed to new smells. If you pay attention to your dog, you’ll see that anytime you take him to a new place he comes home exhausted. That’s because a new place for a dog is tiring even if he was only there for 10 to 15 minutes.
Abby, “Mom, that’s the one. I told you I’d find it for you.”
Cynthia loves to go to Home Depot and I think Abby, her assistant, does too. Once we got home, she slept for a couple of hours. I love to take Abby everywhere, and right now I am trying to figure out where else I can take her. Any suggestions?