Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mocking or Learning

We can't deny the fact that we have been parents to furbabies for 11 years, therefore many of our reactions as well a daily activities are pretty much on autopilot. Like not leaving food out on the counters or having towels by the back door to clean dirty paws or always closing the bathroom doors.

One of those things that has become second nature is how we discipline the dogs. Instead of saying "no" when they are about to get into something they aren't supposed to, we say a high pitch nasal sound that goes "agh agh". So one day I was caught off guard when I, not even realizing it, disciplined Benjamin in the same way. I was floored when he reacted like this:


And just to proof that it wasn't a fluke, I caught him another day doing the same thing. The funniest part is the hand: 

I like to think that he is learning - and not making fun of me... As a matter of fact, after a couple of times of trying to mess with whatever it is he is messing with that he's not supposed to be messing with, he moves on. Of course 10 minutes go by and he is back into messing with whatever he is not supposed to be messing with - again. But I am determined to teaching boundaries, we can't 100% baby proof the world, and he has to learn how to live in the world.

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