Finally, after much anticipation and months of snow, wind and unsettling cold, spring has returned to Ohio in the non-early-spring-seventy-degree-weather tease kind of way. I took Woody on two long walks around downtown Cleveland, and the bf and I took him to Edison's Pub, a dog-friendly bar in Tremont. Overall, he did pretty well, minus the fact that he fell off a bench. It was a new experience for all of us, but luckily I kept him occupied 80 percent of the time with a chew bone. He also suffered a bout of separation anxiety when I would get up to order drinks or use the restroom. The boy said he was barking pretty intensely in the short time I was away. I'm sure it was embarrassing, but at least I have something new to work on with him. The only thing I regret was not bringing treats to work on training and reward him for his positive behavior moments. Lesson learned.
Today I'll be enjoying Cleveland Indians opening day, and Woody will hopefully get some much-needed rest after a busy weekend. As a sidenote, one thing on my Cleveland 2013 bucket list is to take him to Puppypalooza, a dog-friendly evening at the park. Stay tuned for a post about my experience, which I'm sure will go smoothly (not).
I'm just a twenty-something female raising the weirdest dog I've ever met.