Look how I’m growing!!! Unfortunately I have started to eat the deer / reindeer and it now requites some TLC!
House training appears to be cracked!!!! We’ve even been away to London to a mid summers eve party and went camping. Except for one chewed guy rope everything went really well! The advantage or a cage trained dog, is that the cage will travel!!
Training – Slowly improving, we are now working on getting some control from a distance, but this is still a little hit and miss.
Worming – We are now into 3 monthly worming, but to keep on top of Lung worm and Ticks everything is still being given monthly.
To spay or not to spay, that is the question ……
In the past we have always known we haven’t had the time for puppies and have always spayed before a bitch’s first season. (The vets are always happy to discus the pro’s and con’s of when to spay) This helps to prevent mammary and cervical cancers. BUT breeding may be an option this time. I think we will wait until she is fully grown and then check hips and elbows and eyes… and make a decision.
House training is almost cracked, although annoyingly we did have one rather smelly accident on the carpet this week. Unfortunately we had let our guard down, and hadn’t kept ebony in the dogs room with access to the garden straight after breakfast!!
This is improving slowly, it depends whether we have on our thinking head or puppy head!! Sitting is great, and we are doing well with stay and recall and slowly learning down. We now sit for our food and will wait until told to eat it (well up to about 5 secs when puppy brain starts working) We took Ebony to the county show which she loved and was really well behaved with all the people and other dogs.
Things we shouldn’t have eaten!!…..
Loaf for Saturday sandwiches (again!) Fox glove stems from the garden. New plants which have been laid out ready to plant. Any plants that have already been planted, or bulbs that have been buried, mums wooden deer!!
After our 6 month worming we are now on every 3 month worming, although we are now adding in tick treatment and lung worm treatment. So far no ticks or fleas seen, so it is being successful!! remember you can’t always tell if a dog has worms as they can be too small to see, and the adult worm will stay in the animal and lay eggs, so it is still really important to spread any spread to children or adults that worming is still carried out!!