Yes indeed my friends, I am in a wedding next weekend as Lulu and Diego's trainer. These two Frenchies were my first two clients ever! Last year I agreed to help them with their wedding, as they wanted the dogs to walk down the aisle and pose with them for pictures. Well, the big day is almost here- we needed to practice!
|Benny and Lily, meet your lifetwins!|
Today we met at the location of the wedding, a beautiful manor that is surrounded by gardens. Lulu and Diego already know how to wait in one spot and focus on command, but can they do it with a camera in their face, food on the tables, and guests all around?
Lucky for us, there was a plant sale and a crew setting up for an event, so we had lots of people around doing weird stuff. I am so excited to do my first dog wedding, I'll be sure to post more about it after next weekend.
|Can you tell who needed more practice?|
In other news, I get to spend the weekend with
His owners dropped him off at 6am Friday. At around 6:30, while walking him around the house on leash, he tried to mark a dog bed. In my half comatose state, I uh-uh'd him with my hand a little too close to his mouth.
|Right after washing the bite|
Can you believe that in 6 years of working with dogs, this is my first puncture? Lex bit and held, so I used my other hand to wedge his lip into his teeth, causing him to let go but not give up. This is why dachshunds are one breed I'm not overly fond of. After almost 5 minutes of holding him down, wrapping him in a blanket, and trying to calm him down, he was still trying to bite me.
Long story a little less long, my hand is swollen like a balloon animal and infected, even though I washed it the right way and went on antibiotics. My doctor said the bite probably included a tendon, which almost always get infected. So I bought myself ice cream. Then took the dogs for a walk.
|Skye hates butt floss.|
The moral of the story is don't let dachshunds stay at the house. At least not without protective gear.