I love hearing about Bo, the Portugese Water Dog who's now the First Dog. I also love that the Obama's use positive reinforcement to help Bo learn all that's expected of him. Here's a snippet from a recent conversation Michelle Obama had with some children visiting the White House:
So what did we learn about Michelle today?
She doesn't have much spare time, but these days what little time she
has is spent training and walking Bo. "Oh, my dog. Oh, the dog. Oh,
he is a crazy dog," she said as children giggled. He's still a puppy
who likes to play a lot, and chew on people's feet, Michelle says. At
about 10pm last night the First Couple was disturbed by the sounds of
barking and jumping around. Concerned that there was a problem, they
went to check what was wrong. "We thought somebody was out there. And
it was just Bo. He was playing with his ball. And it was like there
was another person in the house," Michelle said. Even in the White
House, puppy training ain't easy.
The full article is worth reading. You can view it here.
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