So Proud Of Ra Kismet:-)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by MaryK, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. MaryK Honored Member

    Ra Kismet has been really fantastic in getting over his tantrum but he still had to pass the BIG ONE - dog in street on the same side of the road - today it happened. But not, I hasten to add, as I imagined.

    Just out of the driveway a pace or two into our walk and saw right ahead, around four houses down, a dog, sans any sign of an owner:eek: I did expect the first time we had 'dog on same side of the street' it would on a leash!!!!!!!!

    Had to make a very fast decision, did I keep going or belt back home? I had noted the dog appeared to be a youngster, not in the least aggressive, just alert, so in view of the fact that Ra Kismet HAD SEEN THE DOG (he would have had to be blind not to have seen it) and HAD NOT REACTED AT ALL just looked up me for his treats, I decided to keep going (there was a friendly neighbor's house if things went pear shaped). Oh yes, and Ra Kismet was on loose lead too!!!!!!!!!!!

    The unleashed, unaccompanied dog 'helped out' though, by crossing over to the other side of the road (dangerous and had I not had my boy with me I would have tried to call/catch the dog as it was wearing a collar). NO REACTION from Ra Kismet, he was still gazing up at me for his click/treat, needless to say I was in overdrive by this time with the click/treats:D

    The other dog must have crossed back because it ended up behind us, running away, all Ra Kismet did (and dogs behind him is the worse case scenario , that's the 'direction' his attacker came from) was a 'swing' couldn't even call it a pull or a lunge, the lead was still LOOSE(y):D I immediately called him in my best 'come to Mommy voice' and his response was IMMEDIATE(y)(y):D:D.

    And we continued on, with me still click/treating, as if NOTHING had happened!!!!!!!!!

    He would have got a JACKPOT, he deserved it, but I didn't want to 'hang around' while he cleared the contents of a really full treat bag just in case:cautious::cautious: But he did get a massive handful 'on the go':D

    This is a HUGE step forward for my boy and I thank everyone who has helped me achieve this in really what has been a very short period of time:D We still have the 'pass dog close quarters on same side of the road' to happen but hey, the boys doing so well:D

    And the icing on the cake FOUR people admired his 'good manners' while we were on our walk, plus a thumbs up from TWO people in a car:D I swelled with pride and tried not to look too smug:LOL: I think the kid may just get an 'extra something' at dinner time:D
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  2. Anneke Honored Member

    Oooh how I know that feeling!!;)(y) Hurray for Ra Kismet and you! That was obviously a big thing!
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    Ghastly isn't it:eek: Thank you it sure was a big thing:D
  4. curls139 Well-Known Member

    yaaaayyy (y) well done both. hopefully that will be us one day - you are fantastic :)
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  5. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Curls:D Stay positive work with your darling Russ, he'll get there:D(y)(y)
  6. Evie Experienced Member

    Nice work! Go Ra!!! (and you of course :p )
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  7. Dogster Honored Member

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!:D Well done!!!!! This is HUGE!!!! I think your biggest challenge yet and you both passed it with flying colors!!!!:)
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Evie:D I'm sure the time spent with you at Pooch Park helped tremendously, he's been sooooooooooooooo much better with other dogs since then. Evie, you're a wonderful example in 'good manners' but LOL he still hasn't picked up any sticks:D just tried for a decomposing corpse of a dead bird YUCK!!!!!!!!!
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Dogster:D Sure was our biggest challenge yet:D It was HUGE!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooooo proud of Rakins, he's caught on so quickly to the click/treat and I just adore gazing into those eyes:love:
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