January 6, 2017

Puppy Update

Honey's doing great.  We'd be glad if she got better at the whole housetraining thing, but part of that is on us - we need to be more alert to her signs that she needs to go (she's not nearly as good at communicating it as Jenna was).  Even though she barely seemed to notice the Christmas tree, I'm glad we took precautions about it.  Next year, we can put up all the ornaments as usual.  I do wish I'd caught a picture of her napping on the tree skirt because she thought it was a blanket for her.

She got "fixed" on December 23rd and did really well with it.  We didn't even need a cone/collar of shame because she didn't fuss at it at all.  She got chipped at the same time, too, so now she's all official and stuff.  She even got proper food and water bowls for Christmas (thanks, Adri!) and multiple treats from Santa.

Honey loves her walks and has gotten really good at "halt", "sit", and "stay".  She's so-so at "heel".  I'm kind of apprehensive about how she'll do with the other dogs in the obedience classes we're signed up for, but we really need to get her socialized, and she definitely needs better manners.  I'm probably going to have to get a "Gentle Leader" harness/leash for using during class because they require that dogs in the class use either one of of those or a "correction" (prong) collar.  I removed some links to make Jenna's old correction collar smaller and tried it on her, and it was a big, fat FAIL.  The "correction" aspect didn't work, and her pulling only resulted in labored breathing.  Ugh.


  • Snuggles
  • Walks
  • Every human she's ever met
  • Snuggles
  • Attention
  • Snuggles
  • The vacuum cleaner
  • The Swiffer
  • The ukelele
  • Being left alone
Surprisingly, we found on New Year's Eve that she's not freaked out by fireworks like Jenna was.  Thank goodness!  Since that went well, I suspect she'll be OK with thunder, too.

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