Joel Bella, Fitness Trainer, Iowa discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Positive pub. Kost Victoria still. With my wonderful colleague eilly, lessons say, hey, Halley live know how you doing. Doing all right doing. All right. Trying to stay warm. I know. Oh my gosh. I'm is to untaped primarily because of my husband's family's here and I love it here. But I moved for the woma weather, you're out of luck and three Zing. Really, really cold. You know what Bella because for those of you who didn't know my a beautiful dog Sadie. She posted away. Let's 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 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 Bella out. Jazzmen 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 out because I wanna take out and 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 put the pink hotel, but 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 main turns out, says for the love of goodness. Can we please go home? Your husband just show me a video of her in the snow, and she couldn't decide which pod not to put down. Yeah. But not want to be in it. He didn't know tie be and most of the time, we she will snuggled in my jacket. But I mean you know, come on the, she's a, she's a Chihuahua and two was incredibly emotional Dokes. Right. And you could absolutely see that feelings on just they with a hull 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 much take. I'm sorry. I just thought I thought she was a mere cat this whole time. She is America's she not a Chihuahua. Wawa? She serious news. Revelation newspaper as if you 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 looks she's gonna mayor cafe. She does she's has the smear cat. She's just really interesting. Very bizarre dog. But I do think she's, she's little traumatic and. 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 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, and it is freezing cold, and you can only take dogs out for little bit. What do you do? Do inside the home of what can you do to enrich, the lives. I have some ideas, I know you do 'cause you great this, and this is can I dedicate this to my cousins who are in Iowa? Let's listen to this. They end Sioux City Iowa. Okay, I'm complaining too much contact. I bet it's like minus minus, it's so Anka, NII 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 do you can't put our booties that you can put on your dog, and the people do to 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 could you do? Do in places like this to enrich you'll Doke ready for crazy idea yet. Okay. Okay. I cradle ideas, too crazy. Indoor park hor, okay? Partly 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 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 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 autumn 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 want to 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 for petty. Wli if you ask your dog to sit and, and then get them to 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 the 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 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 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, well, my dog suppose, on my so far, I don't want them to learn how to get up by sofa. What are you saying, say that we can we can make arrangements, but I allow my dog on the bed and on the couch, and he's not gonna come the boss. He's not going to do all these things. He he's going to go to the show. I, I thought that would dogs are 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, we can we probably wanna use a rug or carpet, or on that 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 bed on the couch, you can do 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 if Bella, I don't fitness may not be her strong suit, she's not the most agile of because nobody so long. She looks like one of these into stories. You said it was at USA. Does Linke the dachshund is? So I think she looks like a dandy demain on. 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 to five year old child to draw a dog, they would Joel Bella, and then the teacher would go. Oh, that's very sweet. Doesn't it? Look dope. With has very sweet because all the proportions are completely out of proportion, and that's better, she's gotten incredibly low neck, very old face and incredibly long back tiny, stubby legs. And I love her. I love her. And if she says, I can lipid Saana a site, you know, they pick up front hooves, whenever I come front front legs. I should say whenever I come I have I've been out and I come back and she's so excited to see me. She don't says, it's the Benhamou donuts, but from one who one to another to. Yeah. Yeah. I'm thinking more Shetland pony lip. It's okay. Shetland pony Zona. Okay. Then what what's Klaus then my dog the standard? That's just now is, is the Dan did poodle who is if, if that could be, you know, the three musketeers writing could beat the full musketeer would be he would. He's very daddy. And he's, he's such a bizarre dog and such a just adorable. He's like, 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 now you've done a Vic. I'll be like he's the Lipizzaner in the stable that puts Braves in his hair, and he wants them to certain way. And all the other Lipizzaners look at him like you file a. Yeah, that's yeah, that's perfect. That's perfect the nation's because he is quite dissolve. But he's just the most seizes smug dog, and I love the relationship that 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 pocus I to talk about this. You also apart from giving him a little 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 Pokemon was. I think that's kind of wed training, going teaching is going. See us trading. And we do a lot of concept training. But let me tell you about this classes first Christmas so clauses. First 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, too. But we used management baby gates up and Claus really lived downstairs. Luckily, it was a nice big beautiful home class 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 like hide the ball. And I 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 really likes if you talk is not a twin motivated to, you could try getting come toy, for example, and putting some of your Dokes favorite food..