Since she is completely my life right now, I feel it’s okay to write about the little pup’s development.
We’re on day three, and the relationship is coming along nicely. As a Heeler, and a puppy in general, she is really good at following me (sometimes a little too underfoot, but she’ll figure that out). She and Ruby had a great day on Sunday too. Ruby will be a tremendous mentor.
She is getting more into her toys, and less into distracting threads, carpet snags and shoes. She also has really gotten good at climbing stairs, even though she is a pip squeak. Of course the biggest win this morning is how good she is getting at her crate.
I received some great advice from an undisclosed dog owner, who said if she’s in too big of a crate, she will probably poop and pee in it, which could lead to her thinking that is a great place to do that sort of disgusting act. So I took that tiny crate and made it into a little Russian Nesting Doll scenario. I’m sure it’s not necessary, but I just like the idea that she’ll never have to ‘move out.’
So after a few days, she’s growing big and strong and smart. I’m pretty pleased.
Here. Watch her dominate these stairs without any regard for her training blocks.