Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SPC Brotten

Over the last week my personal challenge has been to get the dogs out of their "comfort zones." They don't like to go very far from our building, so every day I've been taking them out for walks, slowly building up the distance they were comfortable going. With PUMPKIN it's been tough. She hates going any further than about 100ft from the building. DEJA has been making some progress, albeit slowly. Yesterday DEJA and I went on a walk for about 1/2 a mile. We walked around our entire compound, and even across the road to the battalion area. That's the furthest she's gone with me so far. She was pretty nervous the whole time. She had her tail tucked, and was acting skittish toward every sound, but she did it. Now that her limit has been pushed that far, we're going to do it again today, and tomorrow, and so on until she's comfortable walking everywhere!

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