"Yes, I was downstate monitoring storm response for a few days, but Captain and I are a man and his dog. He is part of our family and that’s the way it will always be."Cuomo's comments came in the wake of an Albany Times-Union report posted on Sunday that said the former governor recently asked staffers at the executive mansion if anyone would like to take the animal off his hands.
Cuomo moved out of the Albany residence last week and has been staying with one of his sisters, the newspaper reported.One staffer took Captain home for a few days, but decided the pup was too much to handle, the Times-Union reported, citing two State Police sources.· Watch TODAY All Day ! Get the best news, information and inspiration from TODAY, all day long.· Sign up for the TODAY Newsletter! Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the former governor, posted a tweet Monday calling the story "ridiculous.""Captain is a member of the family and he’s going to stay that way. The palace intrigue has gone amok," Azzopardi said.
Always be consistent. Half-assed efforts will deliver half-assed results. Consistency is the key to success in all endeavors in life. Training a dog is no different. Learning about your dog is also a consistent effort. Quality time with your dog should be consistent and ongoing.
Azzopardi told the Times-Union Cuomo had someone temporarily watch Captain as the former governor dealt with both Tropical Storm Henri, which hit New York over the weekend, and his transition out of office. Cuomo adopted the dog in 2018.
Make Yourself the Funnest Thing in the World for a Reliable Recall. When training your dog to “come here” make sure you’re giving out a lot of praise & treats. The goal is to make coming back to you the best decision they could have made, if not your dog is likely going to decide that whatever he was chasing/sniffing is more interesting.
Cuomo, who was first elected governor in 2010, announced earlier this month he would resign after a flurry of sexual harassment allegations were leveled against him. His third term officially ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.Kathy Hochul was sworn in Tuesday, becoming the state's first female governor.