Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Chew or No Chew

Welcome to another episode of "Chew or No Chew," the entertaining new game show for young puppies! That's right, it's the game in which young puppies wander around the house grabbing random objects and trying to figure out whether the objects go in the "chew" or "no chew" category. Fun for the whole family!

Here at the Rienstra house, we seem to be living a perpetual episode of "Chew or No Chew," with a certain fuzzy yellow contestant.

So, Maizey, in which category would you place these objects?

Obviously, Maizey is still in the learning stage when it comes to chewing. Her way of thinking could be represented by the following Venn diagram where P = playing and B = biting.

We, on the other hand, would like her to see the world more like this.

She is catching on, slowly. Meanwhile, we are getting very very good about keeping our shoes and socks put away. Oh, we're also learning to keep the door to the bathroom closed.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Ah, yes, I remember it well....

A few tips that you probably already know: Be consistent and firm. Never let her get away once with anything you don't want her to do.

I found "leave it" to be a great command to teach at this stage. Also comes in handy later when you're on walks and she wants to eat something gross....

Enjoy! Puppies are one of God's delights.