I sometimes wonder if our pup is on a time delay, having missed a lot of early puppy behavior she’s on catch up. Our main task at the moment is trying to stop her jumping up by only stroking her when she’s down, and stopping the nipping and mouthing by not giving her our hands, and tapping, saying no when she does- not always successful but we’re making progress.
She’s discovered barking at people as well, which I have to get her not to shout at everyone she meets!
She’s lovely on the lead and has got the walkies idea. I’ve not let her off the extendable lead yet as she always has her nose in something and switches off. I have a small pot of goodies to rattle to get her attention so I’m doing that. It seems she’s better later into the walk as she relaxes. I will let her off soon!
She does sometimes have accidents at night, I think she forgets to ask as she wakes up with a full bladder. The first time she went out in the recent snow there was an expression of shock as her bum hit the cold! I’m now feeding her less in the evenings to see if that helps her. My amazing husband has now put a dog door on the porch, luxury to open the door and stay in the warm for her to return. And she wont go out if she don’t want to either! The trouble is, when she’s out in the garden, she gets up to mischief -such as digging a bomb crater as in the slideshow above!
She comes into our room in the mornings -buys us a little time before the a.m. naughtiness bout comes on- the latest thing is nicking and chewing firelogs but at least that’s cheap!
She now has a Passport, second jab and Frontline on her back – she had a tick on her neck at this time of the year! Now we have to consider whether to get her spayed now or after her first season -although at possibly eight months she may have already had one. Our vet says do it now, would you wait or go for it?