There are two things that make our puppies shake and shiver. The first thing is their leash. We rarely use one (obviously, it's not needed in the backyard!!) and they don't care for it when it's necessary. The second thing is going out the front door. Seriously. Here's how they see it: back door = backyard; front door = scary unknown territory.
(By the way, our puppies will be two in June. I don't think I'll ever stop referring to them as "the puppies.")
Anyway, the leash went on and out the front door we went without too much drama. Although, she did quiver all the way there. Thankfully, the journey is under 3 miles.
When we got there, though, Woohoo!! a new back yard to explore....
Me: "Hi Sara. Whatcha doin?"
Me: "How about going to find a toy?"
Sara: "Okay! Found one!"
Sara: "Wanna see?"
Sara: "I'm coming... Look, it's Zoe's stuffed Santa."
Sara: "Watch this, Mom!"
This went on for a very, very long time........
Sara had a blast at Grandma's house! Next time we'll have to go when she's home... she and Zoe were traveling. We stopped by to water plants, take in the mail...
I think it pleased Sara a great deal to 1) have a new space to explore, 2) have a new (different) toy to play with, and especially 3) have us to herself for a couple of hours!
Stay tuned for Blaze's Big Day at Grandma's House!!