Joel Bella, America, Fitness Trainer discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Allie, lesson say, hey Allie. Hello. How you doing doing? All right doing. All right. Trying to stay warm. I know. Oh my gosh. I'm to tap primarily because by families here and I love it here. But I moved for the woma Weber were 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 dog Sadie she post away less February, and, but I adopted the senior dog and her name is Bella boo by 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. She doesn't mind if it's hot outside, if it's cold outside. She's an outside dog. She's Belarus 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 and give exercise. I 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 put the pink code, but it put the pink Khotan as she goes walking. And then she won't choose she holds his up. She looks like a little old, lady, and looks main turns around says, for the love of goodness. Can we please go home? Your husband or show me a video of her in the snow, and she couldn't decide which pod not to put down. Yeah. Not want to be he didn't tie and most of the time, we, she was snuggled in my jacket. But I mean, you know, come on. She's a I know she's a Chihuahua and two was incredibly emotional dogs, right. And you could absolutely see that 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 they're 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 America. She not wa wa wa L she's serious. His new revelation. 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 a really interesting very bizarre dog, but I do think she's, she's a little traumatic and yeah, she is a bit dramatic. 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 her life indoors. Which brings us to if you are in a part of the country added is freezing cold, and you can only take dogs out for a little bit. What do you do inside the home of what can you do to enrich, the lives, I have some ideas you do? 'cause you a great this, and this is where can I dedicate this to my cousins who are in Iowa? Listen to this, and Sioux City, Iowa. Okay. I'm complaining too much contact. I bet it's like. Minus minus minus its increase over Anka ni. I wa and then we have Rochester, Minnesota bless their hearts, and my others are 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 adults booties, which is very important because when it is so, so, cold dangerously cold like that you have to protect those polls. Okay. But what could you do in places like this to enrich? You'll duck ready for crazy idea yet. Okay. I once like crazy. Indoor park core. Okay. Is all about indoor part. 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 is my dad would say, but we can use. We can take some treats, and we can lure your dog into different positions. And it sounds a little lame, but it can be cool. Can your dog just put to 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 turning your living room into a little bit of a dog park in an organized way? So we're not just saying we get the zoom. He'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 into 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 engage 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 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, his little muscles are tired. So if you have a big dog, if you've got a really athletic 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 my dog suppose, on my so far? I don't want them to learn how to get up on my sofa. What are you saying that we could we can make arrangements, but I allow my dog on the bed on the couch? You know, he's not gonna come the boss. He's not going to do all these things. He he's going to go to. I told I thought that window are on the bed or on the sofa. They suddenly become top Doke. No looking for the comfy a spot there, and why I say it as 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, we 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, if we're asking him for these different positions, but it's 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 cushions or just a towel or something else to do these different positions. Say fitness isn't your thing? Or maybe you have mismatch Bella if Bella, I don't fitness may be her strong suit, she's not the most agile of because. Buddy so long. Looks like one of these in toys stories, you said it was a use slinky the dachshund is, so I think she looks like a dandy demain on she. She does she she's, or she could be put Basset hound. I don't know. She is the most bizarre dock, and we always say that if you to five year old child to draw a dog, they would Joel Bella, and then the teacher would go all. That's very sweet. Doesn't it like adult with has very sweet because all the proportions a completely out of proportion, and that's better. She's gotten incredibly low neck, a very old face an incredibly long back tiny, stubby legs. And I love her I love her. And if she don't says, I at Somma a site. They pick up front hooves, whenever I come front front legs. I should say whenever I come. I've been out and I come back and she's so excited to see me. She don't says, it's the Benhamou dunce from one one to another to. Yeah, I'm thinking more Shetland pony. Okay. Okay. Shetland pony. Okay. Then what what's Klaus then my dog senior? That's just Claus is his poodle who is if, if that could be the three musketeers writing the full musketeer. He would he's very dandy. And he's, he's such a bizarre dog and such a justed adorable. His he could be the most interesting boyfriend. Thank you. And he's got an accent hasn't. He has. He's okay. So what is it much time? So excited to be training today. Oh. Feel like he's 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 explanation because he is quite Basell, but he's just the most ISA 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 an in a future, Pokemon. I wanna talk about this. You also apart from giving him a lot of 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 training. And we do a lot of concept trading. But let me tell you about the 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 wanna 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 not to do Christmas do, but we used management, we had baby gets up and Claus really lived downstairs. Luckily, it was a nice big, beautiful home Klaus 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 bring 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 inbound. 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 say, okay 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 come toy, for example, and putting some of yolks favorite food in on how I stop this game is that I will place the toy in an area where the dough could really see it. So I'll make a big fuss of placing it may be behind the, the challenge will something. And then I go back to my dog and say seek go seek..