Deb, you may have read my mind. Sookie ALWAYS tries to jump up on the couch when she's wet. She's allowed up here with us, but she usually has no interest in being on the couch if she's got no one to sit with. When she's all wet, it's another story! She jumps right up and rolls around like CRAZY trying to dry off her fur. Emmy, was Nena rolling around? That could be why she was so frantic to get up there.
Like A Merle & Me and Kian I clicker trained Sookie, and it worked wonders. She responded SO quickly to it. Kian, I love your sweetheart idea. I'm always very careful not to use Sookie's name when I get impatient (which rarely happens these days, but sometimes she forgets that cat food and dog food are not the same
), and then I always feel so guilty about it, but I'm going to try your "sweetheart" trick - I have a feeling it'll work great
Hang in there, Emmy! Introducing brand new things (especially un-fun things like baths) sets young puppies a little off kilter, so it's reasonable to expect some erratic behavior afterwards. Puppies just LOVE routine, and when you change it up it's unsettling for them. She'll get used to it, and so will you! Keep on keepin' on!