I'll have to remember to bring a camera and take pictures next week. There are four of us in class, well five counting my two.
Here is a picture of Bluebelle sitting with Olivia this morning as she is sleeping. Poor Bluebelle is wearing the 'cone of shame' (UP! Movie)
They are all (the dogs) wondering why they have had no breakfast nor water...I don't think they are very happy with 'mom' this morning. We are going to see if we can 'show' Boomer, so are waiting on neutering him.
Isn't this the cutest? both of the them snuggled together. :)
The Boomer and I scored a 2nd place spot with a very cool trophy (whoo hooo for us) Joey scored the Most Improved Team (voted by all the attendees graduating). Everyone got a certificate and ribbon.
Boomer was totally awesome on the long sit stay and down stay. Didn't move at all. wasn't the best on leash and when we went off leash, he had a MAJOR scratching fit!!! His recall was awesome and almost knocked me over (he looked like a bullet flying to me). Didn't get the 'finish' down but it's coming along. The breeder's dog was awesome on leash and off leash....but broke on the long sit stay/down stay..... so I ended up scoring above her, but she was so way better.
Bluebelle decided she didn't want to do much of anything so just got up and left. But I was really proud of Joey cause he was extremely mature during this whole training session.
They are now 5 mths old (talk about time flying) and getting so big.
The puppies are doing well with the 'come' command. And walking out to the car with no leads on. They go right to the car now for a 'ride'.
These puppies have been such a joy....we all get a kick out of watching the 'stub' wag when they are happy...just brings a smile to your face. When Bluebelle is happy she turns into a U shape....that is really funny.
As for housebreaking, well my last post stated I was on day 2 of no potties in the house, but leave it the hubby and kids (when mom isn't around) to not pay attention and let them go on the floor.....sigh. Start over again for the 2nd time. We are now again on Day 3 of housebreaking with no accidents.....but I have to leave again today ..... so keeping fingers crossed we can mark this day off on the calendars.
So far, I am on day 2 also of no potty's in the house...... keeping fingers crossed that continues also! :)
We started our obedience training. I worked with them 3 times yesterday...so far only once today. I need to go do it again.
Now I feel like I have to start all over on crate training. :( I don't want him to think it was ok to have gone in the crate, but well, when you have a tummy ache and have to go..... I think we all know that feeling.....
Two days of no potties in the house.... from either one. I was so excited! I was like"yeah, we are on our way" but leave for a bit to go to church with 'Dad' in charge and what do I come home to? Two pee pee's in the house. I am sooooooo not happy. I mean come on, how hard can it be to watch two puppies? really I do it every day all week long.
Back to the start again. Dang, I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
It's dark now.
Occasionally they get on the skateboard....almost like they are waiting for it to do something. We are never fast enough to get a picture of that!
Last night I thought WOW! the puppies made it ALL night without being taken out for a potty but nah, Anthony took them out at 10pm.... I for once, slept till 4:30am!! woo hoo!
We've had quite a few good rains, where it floods the yard. These puppies have no problem with going into puddles that are pretty deep.
I forget how much I hate this part of puppyhood. Crate training is going well no messes in there. Now if they would just get it in their heads that means the rest of the house, I'd be really happy!!
Boomer weighed in at 21.4 lbs and Bluebelle at 14.1. I somehow managed to get the biggest and smallest pups of the litter! Not to mention the difference in personalities.... laid back and ms activity! :)
After being let out last night at 9:30 Boomer decides it is TIME TO PLAY. He was a bit noisy for a while after being crated. Bluebelle went right to sleep!
So around comes this morning and SOMEONE has to go potty.... and yes here I sit on the back porch since then. I am wide awake and can only imagine what it would be like, crating them. hmmm, maybe I can take a nap after walking this morning?
The plus side is the crates are dry at night! :)
Late morning takes us to more play time and lunch. Then it's just the wait till the kids get out of school.
They are now 11 weeks old.
They slept the day away yesterday....passed out in the kitchen. Couldn't get Boomer to get up and do ANYTHING. Figured I'd pay for it this morning, yep. I am right. Here I sit.
Boomer is pretty heavy. We figure he is at about 17 pounds. BlueBelle still seems like she is light as feather. Boomer is a very solid pooch.
Today they both passed out on the kitchen floor and slept for quite awhile! It was really cute. No recent pictures sorry!
We got his sibling, the blue merle girl. Her name is BlueBelle. Silly name but we gave all the puppies names and that is what we called her. All the kids didn't want to change it.
This is when she was about 3 or 4 weeks old
We've only been home for about 2 hours and I am EXHAUSTED. Boomer thinks it's fun to attack/jump on her. She is getting better at standing up for herself.
Other dogs are doing fine with her....Sam tries to herd her around.....BB just wants to explore. Boomer is such a sweetheart though.....now I realize how far he has come in the last three weeks and appreciate him all the more! :)
by the way, he outweighs her by 4 lbs
The dogs were so happy and excited to see him when we got home.....they smelled and kissed him. It was really quite cute.
Ok, call me off the wall and bananas....but I want another one! :) no not a banana.
I am really liking the little blue girl. She is so sweet.
Boomer is crated up about 8pm (ok we are all pretty tired by then of watching the puppy and playing with him). I told hubby to let him out to potty at 10p or so..... well guess who fell asleep and forgot? you got it!
I was up at 3am (I know, WHY?... Heaven only knows....) and let everyone out....so the bottom line is Boomer went from 8p to 3am holding it! woo hoooooo!!!!! that was a bit longer then I had plan, but he did it!
Of course someone was extremely awake and playful after that. yawn. Am sitting on the back porch at 4:30am. It is nice and peaceful and temps. are wonderful at this time of morning.
Oh, and don't feed the dogs when you are half asleep. I dumped the WHOLE dish of food all over the floor. I could have just kicked myself. what a mess. AND, do you know that these dogs are so snoopy they wouldn't EAT it off of the floor! I had to scoop it back into the dish. geesh!
I still sit down to pee sometimes (dad finally believes mom now that he saw me do it)
I discovered the birds in the yard..... I don't know what they are, but how cool!
I love to stick my head in the water bucket
I have decided I am a big boy and don't want to eat out of that baby dish....bring on the big boy stainless steel dish Mom!
I love my frozen water bottles...
Best time of day is when my kids come home.....
Today Boomer got his first bath:
Nights are getting better and hopefully we can start going for longer and longer periods at night. I think I have finally recovered from way too many wakeups in the middle of the night. The last few nights I hit the sack between 7p and 7:30p!
He is so Happy to see me in the middle of the night....I just love when that little tail wags...I feel like I have really made his day/night when I show up! :)
Another successful night is under the belt and now we are working on getting a rountine down for the days. Boomer likes to take his morning nap so that works out well for me to run errands, but now I have to work on something for the afternoons as I want to also work in the classroom at school.
Using bits of food for training "come here". He is a bit of tough nut to crack and is quite independant at times.
Check out the new video posted of Boomer playing with the ball.
Now if I could only please my new mommy and listen to her when she is making noises at me. I would much rather just do my own thing....why does she always do this when it's so hot out and want me to get up and go to her. hrmph.
Boomer is a funny pup...the usual puppy noises/activities that get a puppy to come to you don't really seem to work. He just ignores us and goes on about his rountine. We decided we would try small treats and that worked for the first few times and then he is like, nah, not worth it!!
Kaiser is getting more used to him and played tug of war with him this morning. He was very gentle with him and didn't pull to hard.
He is passed out right now under the kitchen table. He had lunch and went back to sleep! :) Still isn't hot about coming when you call to him; make noises, clap your hands, stamp your feet. He just looks at you. I did use some liver treats (tiny pieces) to get him to come to me and that worked, but don't want to use to many and give him a tummy ache!
Either it's me or it's Boomer, but I swear he doesn't like me anymore. Which is just great as I am the main caretaker. He seems fine and happy with everyone else. Just doesn't want to have anything to do with me.
Maybe a lack of sleep, not feeling good (had a horrible sinus headache yesterday) is making me overly emotional...I don't know.
No pictures this morning.....my head hurts too much to take a picture!
So his crate will be reduced to a smaller size tonight. I really hope and pray he doesn't want to sleep in his mess....I feel so mean doing it, but I know it has to be done. wahhhhhhhhhh
I took some video this morning so I will upload it later today.
Here is the link to the page
Here I am back to update my post:
I don't think I have ever seen a puppy who actually sits to pee.....he is very sneaky cause he does that in the house and by the time you realize he is doing his "sitting pee" he has already gone on the floor!! ARRRRGHHH
Sometimes I (Boomer) am anti social and just go do what I want to do and don't even pay attention when the humans are trying to get my attention
is that my age? my temperament? my personality?
Sometimes (this is me talking) over the last 5 days, that 'trait' has been a put off... I so fell in love with him and the Black Tri, but Gus like merle coloring better.....hope we made the right choice!
Signed Reena who is second guessing herself now
Someone actually slept for a long span of time. Leo had me up at, I think it was 11:30 (these dogs have had the runs, off and on, like you wouldn't believe....nothing seems to help!). Sometimes all at the same time (think it was the food) then it will be one, then the other....etc. Leo is by far the worse one. He has a very sensitive tummy. Speaking to a friend today who also has a shepherd, this seems to be a prevalent thing with them.
Leo then had me up at 2:30 am AGAIN for a potty run....Boomer went out with us that time. Did both of the potties like a good boy....but then he wants to PLAY......and boy did he holler when he was crated again...thankfully it didn't last for a long time. He did do a potty on his puppy pad though :( he had been doing sooooooo good up till then. sniff sniff. After speaking with the breeder it was suggested that I NOT have that in there with him, so the kennel will now be stripped down.
Kaiser is getting better at not be a scary cat around him and is going over and smelling him and a small itty bitty ounce of playing with him.
I am quite feisty
Have realized I have a voice and I can use it
Ha! the big dogs don't know what to do with me when I use that voice
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ok, not sure it is really an adventure....but I do know I am a getting tired from a lack of a full night's sleep!
I don't know my name yet
I have figured out how to go up the steps to the patio after we have finished a potty (figured that out the first day)
That it is fun to bite the tails of the big guys (maybe cause I don't have one?)
I think my mom's earlobe is one of the milk fountains I don't get anymore...I sure do miss those
I can pass out into a dead sleep at the blink of an eye
Big Sister Sam watches out for me and tolerates me (mostly) trying to nurse on her.... big brothers NOT
I love playing with Olivia
The cat in NOT impressed by my ultra cuteness
Tug of War is FUN FUN FUN
I tried my modified backpack/sling for walking (with Boomer in it) and it works out ok, but I won't be doing any LONG walks with him in there. Even at less then 8lbs, he is still heavy to carry around! whew.
He is sleeping now; so when he wakes up it's more play time, eating, potty and then back to sleep. I have to go do my daily errands!! :)
Thanks for stopping by to visit. We are soon to welcome a new puppy into the house; a 6 week old Australian Shepherd. What has been so much fun about this, is we have seen the litter of 7 since they were about 3 hours old! The journey of watching them grow and develop has been such a joy.