Since you're here...I'd just like to brag about my Rosie for a short minute. She amazes me sometimes.
At each meal, I scoop Rosie's food into her bowl set on the corner of the kitchen table, and then we go through a very important ritual. She sits, I make her lick the spoon (because why wash that all down the drain, right?) Then I place her bowl on the floor right in front of her, and she remains sitting until I give her the "ok."
I never thought I'd have a dog that would listen to me rather than the food in front of them. So you have to understand, this already amazes me twice a day. However, today Rosie really showed me how much she trusts and respects me. You see, for the first time, she broke before I told her "ok." Just as I opened my mouth to speak, her head was already in the bowl!
Oh, no you don't! This is one bit of training I'm not going to get sloppy with. So I got her attention: "Rosie." She stopped eating and looked up at me. "Yes?"
"Sit," I said, in my most authoritative voice.
And she did!
And she waited.
Until I said "ok."
I love my fluffy-tailed dog!