Mika - An Alaskan Malamute

Mika - An Alaskan Malamute
Mika watching a squirrel in our backyard. January 10, 2011

Mika is a Moonsong Malamute Rescue Dog

Please read the first two Blog posts (In the Blog Archive on January 21) for details about Mika's amazing "Miracle" rescue.

Note! Mika has been adopted. I will miss her.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

December 19, 2010 Mika knows how to sit

We had a little snow in Boise today and during a walk with Mika I used my iPhone to take a few photos of her tracks in the snow and obeying my command to sit.

It is interesting that she pulls like crazy using the Easy Walk Harness at the beginning of a walk.   She wants to sniff everything in every yard we pass that she can get to.  If she is especially interested in something beyond the length of the leash she will start to pull like she is pulling a heavy sled.  It is very hard to keep her under control.   I have found that it is better to walk her in the middle of the neighborhood streets where she cannot smell whatever goodies are in every yard she passes.  Another behavior she has is to start yowling whenever a dog barks from inside a house or yard, and if she sees another dog being walked nearby.

Fortunately, she is learning that if I tell her to sit and wait and give her a treat this seems to sometimes stop these behaviors for a few seconds.  Mika will actually stay after given the treat for a little while if I keep telling her to stay.

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