Fitness Trainer, Joel Bella, America discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Jacket. But I mean, you know, come on the she's a she's a Chihuahua and chihuahuas they're incredibly emotional dogs. Right. And you can absolutely see their feelings and just they wear their heart on their poll. Right. They are just they are emotional ducks. But she does she is a bit dramatic. I think there are some dogs like people that can be a bit more traumatic. We sorry. I just thought I thought she was a mere cat this whole time. She is America's she not at your wa wa while she is serious is new revelation newspaper as just go on my site. And you'll see a picture of jasmine. She is a Chihuahua mix them. We think she's been mixed by with America because she looks she's gonna mirror. Cafe. She does. She's has this mere cat. She's just a really interesting very bizarre dog. But I do think she's a little traumatic is. Yeah, she is a bit traumatic and when she's outside. She doesn't like something. She will really show you. Okay. Maybe she's like a mother 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, and it is freezing cold, and you can only take your dogs out for a little bit. What do you do? Do inside the home. What can you do to enrich? Their lives are have some ideas. I know you do because you're great at this. And this is where can I dedicate this to my cousins who are in Iowa. Let's listen to this. So your city Iowa. Okay. I'm complaining too much contact. I bet it's like minus. It's incr-. So Anka ni Iwa, and then we have Rochester. Minnesota bless their hearts. And then 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 are you can put. I mean, there are booties that you can put on your dog and the people do walk the dogs 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 in places like this to enrich your dog ready for a crazy idea yet? Okay. Okay. I once cradle ideas, too crazy. Indoor par core. Okay. Raises 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're not we're not turning into romper room is my dad would say, but what 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 it can be cool can your dog just put to pas up on the couch. What about the back paws up on the couch? Can we go 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 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 want to go downstairs to the basement and do this or 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. So 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 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 a group 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 set? It's because the puppies tired. Yeah. 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 downs and transitions, but that's the crazy. Okay. So what about people who say well my dog's paws on my so far. I don't want them to learn how to get up on my sofa. What are you saying Allie? I we can we can make arrangements. But I allow my dog on the bed and on the couch and now he's not gonna become the boss. He's not going to do all these things. He he's going to go to the show. I I I thought the when dogs are on the bed or on the sofa. They suddenly become top dog. No s looking for the company. This 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 want to 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 some cushions or just a towel or something else to do these different positions. Say fitness, isn't your thing. Or maybe you have mis mis Bella Bella. I don't fitness may not be her strong, suits. She's not the most agile of she's still because how body so long. She looks like one of these in toy stories, you said it was a user swing does Linke the taxes. I think she looks like a dandy Dumas on sheila's. She does she she's or she could be popped Basset hound. I don't know. She is the most bizarre dog, and we always say that if you us to five year old child to draw dog, they would Joel Bella. And then the teacher would go. Oh, that's very sweet doesn't it like a dope with has very sweet because all the proportions are completely out of proportion. And that's Bella she's gotten incredibly long neck, a very odd face an incredibly long back tiny stubby legs. And I love her. I love her, and you know, she dances like lipid Saana. You know, they pick up their front hooves whenever I come affront 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 dances. It's the Benhamou dance. From one who one to another to an-? Yeah. I'm thinking more Shetland pony. Okay. Shetland pony benefit Zona. Okay. Klaus then my dog, the standard Claus is standard poodle. Who is if if there could be, you know, the three musketeers writing the fourth musketeer would be he would be he's very dandy, and he's he's such a bizarre dog and such a justed adorable. He's like he could be the most interesting boyfriend. Thank you know. He he's got an accident hasn't yet. Oh, okay. So what is it? So excited to be training today. Oh now, you Tanovic. I'll be like he's the Lipizzaner in the stable that puts Braves and his hair, and he wants them done a certain way and all the other Lipizzaners look at him like, yeah. That's okay. Yeah. That's perfect. That's a perfect explanation because he is quite bizarre. But he's just the most seizes smart dog. And I love the relationship that you have with him is very organic relationship. Yes. You do a lot of work with him. Do a lot of training with him. But you also in a in a future pocus, I want to talk about this. You also apart from giving him a lot of choice. You also training him to kind of skew or let you know when he wants things, but also tell you whether he wants to do something or he doesn't, and we are going to talk about that in a future podcast was I think that's kind of wet training is going teaching is going see us training. the leash giving him frozen kong's to keep him busy but nothing works he will not come down he pants and he gets beside himself even after our guests are here for a long period of time if we create him he can see the guests and just continues to pant and cry he's calm with just our family but hyper with guests i couldn't find any videos on your side about this please help again that's caroline new york i'm wondering is he hyper and panting because he's getting too excited and he wants to be with the guests it sounds more like that he's getting freaked out about them new people coming into the house how is he with strangers outside is he bet it was strange outside how social is he does he greet other people outside do you take him with you in the card you take him to friends houses how does he respond like that or is it just in the home these the kind of questions that i would always hundreds mall so i get a picture of behavior i like the fact that you give the first call i like the fact that you you give your dog other stuff to do the problem that people i guess the things that people maybe not do wrong but about yeah they didn't think about is that if you just give that treat the frozen kong when people coming into the house that almost becomes a traitor so give that delectable delicious treat at other times when the dog is just hanging out with you and comfortable okay now so and then and still then use it when people come in the house i i think and craig it's really is really not the fun great especially that with greatest young kids thing because is they want to is try you'll house and configured beat the dog in a and way again we're hiding where you them could in separate maybe places put so your job we don't behind have a conflict a baby elliott gate also doing who with stokes a dog that that is anxious extremely especially friendly when people that come is into not the home a resource scott get or a tool more anxious when they but can find that is because a really they lose fun control game another they thing lose you that can ability do guys to puzzle control toys their environment think just about google it you take puzzle choice toys away for dogs from them and you'll find you so many said great puzzle well toys you'll out behavior there the too high anxious def so food i'm actually in going to confine hyde you more and take treats even more in choice when we take oh my choice gosh just or tawny a really great away enriching from dogs exercise that for on dogs nervous to do they also can becoming if you have more some leftovers and maybe you feed your dogs in table scraps and you have some really great like white meat turkey or something that you can feed your dog no cooked bones or anything but you could give them leftovers or we can put it you can put it in a bowler tupperware but some water and freeze it and they'll give your dog a block of some that so he's gotta look it all up you could put it on a map so that we.