Guess who I've got for the weekend? Silky! She's adorable and SO sweet. She just LOVES people. You say her name, and she acts like it's the best thing ever, getting all wiggling then settling in my lap for a cuddle. She has really pretty light brown eyes and such a tiny face. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! She's only five months old, and she's really tiny compared to Don. Don is spending the weekend with Silky's raisers- we thought it was time for a puppy swap. Don was very excited, and I'm sure he's having a blast. He adores the puppy sitters!
We had a puppy meeting yesterday. I can't believe how big our club has gotten, we get new members and new pups every week. Maureen, a dog raised in our club, is in phase ten after only 2 months in formal training. Digby and Nerice are moving along and are in phase two. We talked about some common issues with the 11-16 month old dogs, and it was really helpful. We also discussed ways to make training more interesting for dogs who has mastered the basics (stays with hotdogs on the floor, teaching them the name of toys and to "go find" certain people.)
Due to the rain, Silky and I haven't done any interesting outings yet, but hopefully we will go shopping later today. We're mainly doing commands, walks around the neighborhood, practicing "come" (which she's really good at), and playing. I've never seen a dog so happy to play with her toys. I get such a kick out of watching her entertain herself. She has really enjoyed playing with Don's toys, especially his sterilized bones. She parades them around the house, then drops them and pounces on them. What a good girl!
Mmmmm. Nom, nom, nom. There's so many new toys to play with!
I will get you, sterilized bone!!! hahaha- There's no escaping now!
This morning, we went for a stroll around the neighborhood. She was perfect and so attentive. She kept looking back at me and making sure she was in the right place. We passed by a person, and she wasn't at all distracted. The best part? She didn't try to pick anything up- ever! And she's so young, too!
Time for some bone-chewing time after that exhausting walk!
She's a champ at relieving on command. She's so good- she whines if she needs to go potty, then goes as soon as I give her the command. She's been going on cement and dirt, and does great on both surfaces.
She does have her I-wanna-be-dominate moments, and can be vocal at times, but she is only 5 months old. I think she's going to make a really great dog and can't wait to see how she progresses.
More on Silky tomorrow- it's time to take her for an outing!
(I just took her jacket out, and she came running)