Steve and I walked with the dogs to the coffee shop this morning and stopped along the way at the climbing structure on the Bird Rock Elementary School playground. This is the same thing Dionne refused to step up onto just a week ago, because of the open treads that she has come to find so terrifying. But I followed the advice of our puppy-class teacher Bob Smith and lured her up just two of the steps.
This morning, with Steve bearing the scraps of turkey, she bounded up all the way to the top without any hesitation. Progress!
Granted, these treads are only oh-so-slightly open. But Steve has found a much bigger challenge not far from our house. Here it is:
We plan to take this one reeeaaally slowly. One step only at first. With a BIG reward. (Fish skin? Meat fat?)
To be continued….