My baby girl is 7 months....almost 8 months old!
Where has the time gone?!
She used to be a terrible biter and I attributed that to her being deaf. When I first got her she would draw blood and leave huge welts on us. She got over the hard biting after a few weeks but was still biting when she played. Now she only bites on Jeff
and it's more or less her putting his hand in her mouth, not really chomping down. We're still working on that!
She has been better about having eye contact with me. That's so important since she can't hear. Last night she went over to the garbage and was sniffing it, then looked at me and I shook my head "no" so she walked away.
When she goes into another room and I hear her getting into trouble I obviously have to get up and let her know that she can't be there. I've gotten alot of excercise getting up to see what's she's doing or to tell her no.
I have a 30 foot cable for her when she goes outside, now that she's fully house trained. She gets racing around like a little maniac and it's hilarious, yet sad, to watch because that is the most freedom that she'll ever know outside.
She does fairly well with the hand signal for "come" but I'll never feel comfortable just letting her loose outside. If she ever ran off she wouldn't be able to hear me calling for her. At night I use a flashlight to signal her to come back to the door and come inside. She picked up on that almost instantly. The weird thing is, she'll come to the door when I shine the flashlight but inside the house she's actually afraid of the light.
My dog is a freak.
She loves to ride in my truck. I have a seat belt/harness for her so she can't jump in my lap while I'm trying to drive. She's a tad bit on the lazy side and won't actually jump up in the truck so I have to lift her chubby butt up there. I'm guessing she's about 55 pounds now.
Since she's already came into heat (I feel horrible about that) I'm waiting until next month to have her spayed. Once she's healed up from that then we should be able to start obedience classes. I feel that we're doing pretty well with my training....she's my first deaf dog so we're kind of stumbling through this together, so it wouldn't hurt to go to the trainer. I feel that we can only benefit from it.
That's about it for my update. I'll try to get some pics up later this week. I, personally, can't see her growing anymore but a friend that visited last week commented on how much she had grown and it had been about 6 weeks since he saw her last.