Monday, September 19, 2011

And Then There Was One

Lucas left for his new home on Saturday, and Letty became an only child.  She's managed it well and I'm trying to find the right balance between enjoying her and spoiling her!  Not always easy, as she is so incredibly cute I am often tempted to pick her up and carry her around!

Training is going well, and she understands that "hurry, hurry" means she should pee outside.  Now, if she would only do it in the dog yard rather than holding out for grass.  Only one accident, and that was my fault for not paying attention.  Now, to work on the rest of it.  Ron is pretty good at house training and he does the "day shift", so as long as he remembers to watch her we should continue to make good progress.

I wish Letty was a bit more outgoing with strangers.  It sometimes takes her awhile to warm up to new people, although once she is comfortable she remembers her "friends".  She really doesn't care to be handled by people she doesn't know, but because she is so incredibly cute everyone wants to pick her up and hold her.  Most of our pups love everyone, so this is a new experience for me, and I have to remember to work on it.  Letty needs to go to "camp" soon, to stay with friends for a few days to break some of the dependency she has on me.  We also need to work on meeting new dogs.  Time to check out a Puppy Kindergarten for her, a "nursery school" for puppies.

Training is going well and Letty quickly caught on to "Sit", "Down", "Come". "Watch" and "Stand".  Amazing how fast pups pick things up at this age.    It just takes a few minutes at a time, but of course I have to either crate the adults, or take her outdoors by herself, as everyone wants to share in the training treats!

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