Joel Bella, Iowa, Fitness Trainer discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Hello, everybody. Welcome to this, positively pus Victoria, still up yet with my wonderful colleague, eilly lessons say, hey, Allie live Lou how you doing doing? All right. Do not trying to stay warm. I know. Oh my gosh. I'm moved to Atlanta primarily because of by husband's family's here and I love it here. But I moved to the woma Weber, you're out of luck free Zing. Really, really cold. And you know what Bella because for those of you who didn't know my a beautiful Doke Sadie she post away February, and, but I don't to the senior dog and her name is Bella, boo Bala. She is a Shitsu mix, and we've had her four I think a couple of months now and she doesn't care about she doesn't cut. She doesn't mind if it's hot outside, if it's cold outside. She's an outside dog, she's Bella booze out. Jasmine does. Not want to know she will go out and do putty out there, and then she will come straight back in. And if I do try even take her out because I want to take out, give exercise. I've put on a little pink coat and it's not because the pink coat that she wants to come back inside because she's the same, if I don't put the pink code, but I put the pink Khotan and she goes walking, and then she won't choose. She holds his up. She looks like a little old, lady, and looks semaine turns rather says for the love of goodness. Can we pool leave go home? Your husband just show me video her in the snow. And she couldn't decide which pod not to put down. Yeah. Not want to be in it didn't know Taibbi. And most of the time, we she will snuggled in my jacket. But I mean you know, come on the, she's a I know she's a Chihuahua and two was incredibly emotional Dokes. Right. And you could absolutely see feelings on just they weather hot on that poll. Right. They are just they are emotional ducks. But she does she as a bit dramatic. I think all some dogs like people that can be a bit more traumatic sorry. I just thought I thought she was a mere cat this whole time. She is. She not wa wa wa she is serious news. Revelation news today. Just go on my site, and you'll see a picture of jasmine. She is a Chihuahua mix. We think she's been mixed by with America because she looked she's gonna America face. She does she's has the smear cat. She's just really interesting. Very bizarre dog. But I do think she's, she's a little traumatic and yeah, she is a bitch Matic. And when she's outside, she doesn't like something she will really show you. Okay. Maybe he's like of she will really show you. So I have to find ways to enrich life indoors. Which brings us to if you are in a part of the country added is freezing cold, and you can only take your dogs out for a little bit. What do you do? Do inside the home of will can you do to enrich, the lives? I have some ideas fellow. I know you do 'cause you a great this, and this is for can I dedicate this to my cousins who are in Iowa? Listen to this they and Sioux City Iowa. Okay. I'm complaining too much contact. I bet it's like minus minus. It's so Anka ni I wa, and then we have Rochester, Minnesota bless their hearts and my others. They're going up to I believe it's Mitchell, South Dakota. So we're talking. I mean feet of snow just snow forever, and they still get out sometimes. But usually in December January they have to the dogs have to stay indoors. And they have golden retrievers, they've got doodles. I mean, what, what do you can't put our booties that you can put on your dog, and the people do to Dokes booties, which is very important because when it is so, so cold dangerously cold like that. You have to protect those pools. Okay. But what can you do? Do in places like this to enrich you'll duck ready for crazy idea yet. Okay. I once create days too. Crazy. No indoor park hor. Okay. This is all about indoor part hor. Okay. So as a certified canine, fitness trainer, yes, that's a real thing. I love to do some fitness and it doesn't have to be crazy doesn't have to be so regimented. But what I'm talking about here is if you do allow your dog on the furniture. So again, we we're we're not turning into romper room as my dad would say, but we can use. We can take some treats, and we can lure your dog into different positions. And I know it sounds a little lame, but can be cool. Can your dog just put two pas up on the couch? What about the back paws up on the couch on the couch off the couch on the bed off the bed? Can they sit down stand or spin on these different surfaces? Do you have an Ottoman kind of turning your living room into a little bit of a dog park in an organized way? So we're not just saying we get Zuma's all over the place. But if you wanna go downstairs to the basement and do this. You have one specific room. This is something we can do to implement a little bit of fitness. You can ask your dog to do these things repetitively. If you ask your dog to sit and. And then get them to a stand or toss a treat. So they get back from this, it ten times in a row that is tiring and your dog has to work and engages their brain it engages their muscles, and you'll be surprised how difficult that is. I see so many puppies in group classes by the end of the class, they won't sit anymore. And people think, oh my gosh. We've just been working on this behavior for so long. Why won't you sit? It's because the puppies tired. Yeah. His little muscles are tired. So if you have a big dog, if you got a really athle- dog, you can do multiple sets and reps of these sits down and transitions. But that's the crazy. Okay. So what about people who say, on all my suppose, on my so far? I don't want them to learn how to get up on my sofa. What are you saying Allie, I say that we could we can make arrangements, but I allow my dog on the bed and on the couch. And now he's not gonna come the boss. He's not going to do all these things. He he's going to go to I, I thought that would dogs. They're on the bed or on the sofa. They suddenly become took no looking for. The comfy a spot there. And why I say it is a fitness trainer is because we're looking for an uneven surface because it makes it more difficult. Can we do this on the flat floor? Of course. Can we probably wanna use a rug or carpet, or a matter of some kind because we don't want the dog to slip on the hardwood? We're asking him for these different positions. But it is something that we can do on the bed. Or if you don't want your dog up on the better on the couch. You can use some cushions, or a towel or something else to do these different positions. Say fitness isn't your thing? Or maybe you have misspell if Bella, I don't fitness be her strong suit, she's not the most agile of because hope buddy so long. She looks like one of these into a stories. You said it was a USA. Does Linke the dachshund is so are they she looks like a dandy demain on? She says she does she she's or she could be put Basset hound. I don't know. She is the most bizarre. And we always say that if you two five year old child drew, a dog, they would Joel Bella, and then the teacher would go all that space. Doesn't it like a dope has very sweet because all the proportions are completely out of proportion, and that's better? He's gotten incredibly low neck, a very old face an incredibly long back tiny stubby legs. And I love her. I love her. And she don't says, like lipid Saana a, you know, they pick up front hooves, whenever I come front front legs. I should say whenever I come I have been out and I come back and she's so excited to see me. She don't says, it's the Benhamou dolts but from one one to another to. Yeah. I'm thinking more Shetland pony lip. It's okay. Shetland pony benefit Zona, okay? Then what Klaus then my dog senior. That's just plus is his poodle. Who is if, if there could be, you know, the three musketeers writing the full musketeer would be he would. He's very dandy. And he's, he's such a bizarre Doke at such a justed adorable. He's like he could be the most interesting voi- friend. Thank you. And he's got an accent hasn't he has his. Okay. So what is it much time? So excited to be training today. Oh, now you've done a Vic, I'll be like he's the on her in the stable that puts Braves in his hair, and he wants some certain way and all the other Lipizzaners look at him. Like, yeah, that's. Yeah, that's perfect. That's a perfect the because he is quite Basell, but he's just the most seizes smug. Dog and I love the relationship, you have with him is very organic relationship. Yes, you do a lot of work with do training with him. But you also not an in a future, Pokemon. I wanna talk about this, you also apart from giving him a little choice. You also training him to kind of all skew or let you know, when he wants things. But also tell you whether he wants to do something, or he doesn't we all going to talk about that in a future, Pokemon was, I think that's kind of wet training is going teaching is going. See us trading. And we do a lot of concentrating. But let me tell you about this f- clauses. First Christmas, the clauses for Christmas. We drove him. Thank you, mother and dad. I love you so much. Drove him to Iowa from Georgia because I didn't want to be apart from him on Christmas. Oh, my we go into the house, and there's there are, what was it sixteen people golden retriever and things knelt to do Christmas to do. But we used management we had baby gates up and Claus really lived downstairs. Luckily it was. Nice big beautiful home, Claus lived downstairs. But how did I in Richard in this place because we were up on a bluff? We got snowed in. So what did we do? Well, one thing that clauses really good at is hide and seek love it. You could break super simple. So let's talk about classes version. It's advanced smart dog. I'm a standard poodle version that is where I can take a ball, his favorite squishy ball yet, and I can hide it pretty much anywhere in a room and over time. I've kind of taught him, what's inbounds and what's not unbound. But I can put it pretty much anywhere in that room. And all tell him to go to go to his bed in a different room. I'll ask them to wait. I hide the ball and come back and release him CEO, case seek, and he gets to go find that ball. He will search Victoria for ten minutes. He will search so Victoria. How do we teach dogs to do this? Maybe they can't do the advanced version quite yet. Yeah. We'll find something that you dog really likes if you talk is not a. Toy motivated, you could try getting coy for example, and putting some of your dog's favorite food on how I stop this game.