Sadly no new pictures for this post - I've got a ton on my phone I need to copy over of her in her play pen. I'm happy to say she's very, very comfortable with her life now - she sleeps with her belly up in the air and the silliest look on her face. Sadly, she did destroy her bed, but that's expected of a 6 month old.
SATURDAY - She graduates her puppy class Saturday! My girl's come SO far!
She knows what "Git yer butt upstairs!", "Get in yer pen!", "Get on yer bed!", "Sit yer butt down!", "Sit!", "Lay", "Easy!", and we're starting to get "Stay!" and "Leave it!". Leash walking is doing better, but when she's wound up it can be hard.
The staff at our local PetSmart just love and adore her - and I feel really lucky to have them nearby. They've helped me immensely with training (I sometimes sneak in to see how they're acting with her - they're not letting her jump up, and they have new employees interact with her to help socialize her, as per my instructions). She did wear out her doggie paws the other day - a negligent employee let her run around in circles for an hour
They DID apologize, though, and gave me the supplies to make up for it.
Her trainer loves her so much, too, that she's considering talking to Foxfire herself in the future. She knows about the Dobe rescue we have up north, but I think Jaina's making her change her mind
It's amazing to me sometimes. The last few months have been very hard on me - I've been extremely sick plus have a new promotion at work so I haven't been able to miss any work, and of course Jaina's been bored and missed me as a result. But thank the LAWD for dog daycare - it's kept us both sane during this trying and sudden life change, and I don't regret bringing her home one minute
Also! She's starting to come off of the Eukanuba and onto the Naturals that PetSmart feeds, just to ease her onto something with higher protein. I do plan on putting her on something like Wellness or Orijen, but I don't want to do that kind of a protein changeup on her. Her poops were soft at first, but after only a week I've got her on about 33% of the new stuff (so 2 cups of Eukanuba, 1 cup of Naturals two times a day) and her poops are firm again! I'm slowly ramping it up, but its a nice feeling to know that she won't have to be on Eukanuba her whole life - especially when it looks like she may be allergic. She's got some lumps just on her skin which the vet thinks might be an allergic reaction to something - I'll post up pictures of them when I can - so hopefully new food will fix it.
Anyway, that's teh end of my wallpost. Definitely pics on Saturday of her in her graduation cap!