Sweet Lulu

Even though we had some problems with Lulu last month, I still think she’s just the sweetest and cutest dog ever. I mean, look at her!

For a while, I had some trouble trusting her; I was nervous to show her any affection at all, but she’s responded to training pretty well. We haven’t had any aggression issues since we started being more strict with her.

In a few days we’re taking her to our dog trainer friend‘s place for a week of intense training. Even though she’s been really good lately, there are some ways in which she’s still stubborn and we just don’t have the time or energy to work through that right now (also, I’m hoping she’ll learn to not be so scared of other dogs while she’s with Abigail).

We’re going to miss her next week! A lot. But I think it will be good thing in the long run.

5 thoughts on “Sweet Lulu

  1. So very glad to hear that Lulu is improving with training! I think, too, that it’s possible the more you interact with her during play and exercise, that will strengthen your bond. Our dogs always seem to be more affectionate and attentive toward the person who does more activity with them. I can have one in my lap and pet them all day, but if my husband comes home and plays with them and walks them more, they tend to favor him. This may not be true of every dog, I guess, but for sure as time goes by you’ll be able to read her better.

    I mentioned in a comment on your previous Lulu post that our Dog #2 had been recently growling more, and in hindsight, I think she was in pain and that may have caused some of it. She passed away only 4 days after I posted that comment of a somewhat obscure illness, so I’m trying really hard now not to look at everything Dog #1 does through a paranoid lens. I don’t mean to share that with the intention of frightening you, (or anyone else), but just to mention that I commend you for getting help with Lulu. No one knows your dog better than you, and if you notice any kind of negative behavior that worsens or just any abnormal behavior for your dog, you should trust your instincts and seek advice from a professional. It might seem hard now, but you’re doing what’s best for her in the long run. 🙂


    • I think that is the case with Lulu, because Josh is definitely more playful with her and he handles walking duties the majority of the time. I just don’t have the energy he does. But I am making an effort to be more playful with her throughout the day when I can be.

      I’m so sorry to hear that you recently lost one of your dogs. Losing a pet is the worst.

      Thanks for your insight and encouragement!

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