So we put up our tree yesterday without decorations. Sofie just went and sniffed at it. Did not bother it all day. Today I finished decorating the tree and the house and she was curious, but calm. She did try to grab the garland I was carry, but a command of "leave it" stopped that. She was more curious about the tree skirt then anything. I had to tell her a couple of different times to "leave it" and she did. I was very pleased with our first day with the tree and decorations. At 11 months, I know she will still need to be watched for awhile, but I was very happy with her response! Job well done Sofie!
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild