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Tip 68 – Dog training – teaching your dog to stay

Once your dog knows its name and the sit command, another key thing for it to learn is the “stay” command. The stay command is used to make your dog stay put. It is extremely useful in circumstances where the …

Owner:
Dianne MacFie
City:
Langley
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Type/Breed:
German Shepherd
Date of Birth:
October 20, 1990
Date of Death
March 11, 2003
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
100
Coat Colour:
black and tan
Eye Colour:
deep brown

My Baby Girl, Duchess, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on March 11th, 2003.  She was my faithful companion from the time she was five weeks old until her passing on March 11th, 2003 at the age of 12 and a half.  I work at home and she would lay by my side, nudge me when the phone rang, bark when the mail came through the slot, and stand by my side to protect me if someone happened to come to the door.  She had had severe joint degeneration since the age of four, but you would never know it, until the last year of her life, when she started having trouble getting up, laying down, and just walking.  But she never complained.  She still tried to follow me everywhere.  Her favourite game was "Red ball, green ball," where I would throw two balls, one red and one green, and tell her which one to bring back to me.  She got it right every time.  She wasn't able to play her favourite game the last few years of her life, so when she was leaving me I whispered in her ear, "Run and play, Baby Girl, run and play...Red ball, green ball," and then, in that moment, she crossed over Rainbow Bridge.  I will forever love you, Baby Girl, and we'll play together again some day.  Be a good girl.  Love and miss you...your Mom.

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