Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Weekly Weigh In and Training Update: July 5, 2009

I have been really busy the last few days and haven't gotten around to writing this post yet!

As of July 5, 2009, Lily weighed 17 lbs. She was 15" long and 13" tall.

Sit and Down: Lily now knows the verbal cue for sit. We are still working on the verbal cue for down. She is also learning that she has to sit calmly and "ask" if she wants to get up on the couch or bed.

Fetch: She is now fetching further distances and doing a lot better with dropping the ball.

Crate Training: This is going a lot better. Last night she whined all night and we couldn't figure out why. I found out this morning that she needs more room. She didn't have enough room to lay down comfortably and now I feel bad.

Potty Training: Lily is now always going to the door when she needs to go outside. I don't think she is at a point where she would hold it if we weren't paying attention or couldn't take her out but I know that will come with age.

Loose Leash Walking: I am going to start working with her on this today in preparation for the walks we'll be able to take in a few weeks once she gets her second shots.

She is still pretty itchy from her staph infection but we haven't found any more pimple things on her. We have three days left of antibiotics so I think things are going well.

There are a few things that I need to start working with her on in addition to what we have worked on already. Obviously, we need more work on leave it and getting down on a verbal cue but we also need to work on her being calm when people walk into the house. She gets very excited and mouthy. We also need to work on her mouthiness because it HURTS. Those are the goals for the next couple of weeks/months.

We start puppy class on Sunday! I am hoping that she will enjoy it and that it will wear her out.

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