Saturday, June 16, 2012

Remi & the Alpha Female

Remi, Ariana, & Leana's butt :]

Remi's been obsessed with Elliott since Day One. In a way it makes me sad, but I understand how important it is to have an Alpha Male and that is exactly what Elliott is to Remi.
But now since I have been unemployed for a little over a month, Remi and I get to spend a lot more time together.

He use to consider me just another member of his pack, but now he actually listens to me. I tell him to sit or lay down and he practically does it on command. I say practically because it doesn't always work haha!
I'm not the pack leader but being married to the Alpha Male makes me Alpha Female right? I'll take it. :]

As the days go by and Remi and I get to know each other better, I realize how important it is to spend time with your dog.  Remi is learning how to work with me and understand me, as I am with him.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives and our employment that we forget that our pets need our attention.  Dogs get crazy excited when you get home from work. Why not take a walk or hit a park and have some awesome fun with him/her? The best way to show your dog that you care is to give them all of your attention. Plus a walk around the block or the park helps your dog release some of that bottled up energy from waiting on you to get home from work.

Remi's favorite is playing fetch. He thinks it's his duty to watch you throw his ball/rope/kong and then bring it back to you.  We've been playing in the backyard with his Kong ("Ultra King Kong Dog Toy") the last few weeks.  He gets really jumpy and vocal with me so I'll just assume he's excited and having a blast! Yes, Remi is very vocal.  He grunts and does what I think is a type of pouting but without the lips haha.  Why should Elliott & I be the only vocal species of the house right? Sometimes it sounds like he's talking back after he's been told to sit or calm down. He's a very animated dog.

We're still working on the 'Come' command when Elliott is around. He completely disregards that I'm still Alpha Female. He'll get it sooner or later. I hope!

I might be joining up with some cool people to do a book giveaway. Stay tuned.



  1. This is exactly what I'm experiencing with my dog, Charley. I enjoy taking him for walks and jogging around the neighborhood.

  2. I love this post! I was just thinking about that the other day... how people get dogs but then kind of "forget about" their needs and get frustrated when the dogs chew things they aren't supposed to, etc,etc. But yet it's OUR responsibility to give them what they need in life. It's sad.