However, what it did do was prompt me to get down to business with obedience and crate training. This weekend, I dusted off Dusty’s latest crate (in true Dusty form, he bent the first one be) and got to work devising how to fix it/lock it/jury rig it in such a way as to prevent the successful Houdini moves he's been known to perform. Joe had the genius idea of placing locks in two places I hadn’t thought of before and we led Dusty into the crate for a test. We put the crate in my bedroom and shut the bedroom door. If he managed to wrestle free from the crate, at least he would be contained to the bedroom. I have a knob on my bedroom door, so his tricks with the door handle will not work on that door. We left for a few hours and returned to find Dusty, worn out from break-out attempts, but still in the crate. It’s been three days since our first successful crate time and he shows no signs of escaping yet. Little victories!
Have you had any little victories (with pets or otherwise) recently? I'd love to hear them!