Today is Thursday 3rd March

It’s 4pm and been one of ‘those days’.
It started well though with Maya not wanting to go out until 5am, which is more or less Hubby’s usual getting up time. She has been mostly good today…………….So, she has been with us a week and thus far we have:

definite ‘tells’ when she wants to go out,
acceptance of grooming and ear cleaning,
pretty good nights,
learning the word No,
good in the car,
and today
meeting a few of the local canine residents including a doberman, shih tzu and yorkshire terrier as well as Kela this morning. Not bad at all actually.

We started lead work training today, Hubby having watched an impressive video of a professional handler. We applied the same routine, a couple of steps forward, keeping her on our left, then stopping and reward when she stayed in position and didn’t pull.
She is a strong puppy and so the sooner we get this under our belts, the better. We want her to associate the lead with nice things like walks and treats.

Hubby has been working out in the garden to define our veg areas so that they will be easier to fence/net off when we start to grow anything. She is into mud pies and running off with stones which we have to retrieve in case she swallows them.
The worming pill has produced nothing in her motions so I take that as a good sign. Her appetite is good and we are trying to keep to evenly spaced mealtimes. She’s chewing on a hide chew at the moment, though we have been told that antlers are good for teething puppies.
Our breeder sent me the online details for her food and we shall have two sacks delivered in the next few days. Price wise it is on a par with what we were feeding Maggie, however, Maya will eat a lot more but I can budget accordingly. We want to give her the best start rather than try and save a few pounds.

Hope you are having a good day.
Keep safe and take care.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Today is Thursday 3rd March

  1. Lauren says:

    Sounds like she is progressing well. Enjoy the short puppy time. They grow fast.

  2. I think you will have a lot of “those days.” It’s all good though. Like someone else said, puppy time is short so enjoy it!

  3. murisopsis says:

    A fast growing larger breed pup needs the best stuff to prevent problems later!! You are wise to invest now… She is showing herself to be one smart cookie!!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! It’s so exciting reading all this she’s a gooden’ 💜💜

  5. Carol anne says:

    She sounds adorable! So glad she’s settling in well. Puppies can be hard work! xo

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