Raine had a big adventure this weekend. We took her to Indiana PA to stay at my sister in law’s house while they were away. She met a goofy Goldendoodle named Rudy and a Lhasa apso named Pip. Raine was a little scared of Pip since he’s so big- she did some excessive barking. Then, Day 2 was a dream, they largely all ignored each other. Raine will keep working on her dog manners!
Some key take aways that we’ve learned in the last 48 hours:
She’s a scaredy cat. Spooks easily on our walks, especially if it’s dark out. Loud truck/equipment noises and she’s trying to get back in to the house as fastnas possible.
She’s not aggressive with other dogs, but does need to learn to take cues better. We will keep working on that- we don’t want other dogs to misconstrue her barking!
She’s definitely cat friendly!
She did amazing with my niece and nephew who are 11 and 9 respectively.
Velcro tendencies are still strong, with no separation anxiety issues (thank goodness!) and still accident free!
October 4, 2017
Meet Raine! She’s a one year old lab mix. She has been with us a bit over 24 hours now and has been nothing short of perfect. She’s amazingly calm for a puppy and has been learning the house rules and kitty’s boundaries very quickly. Last night she slept silently in her crate and walked great on the leash this morning. I ran a mile with her tonight and at first she was scared, thought we were running from something, but quickly loosened up and did very well. We’ve got some work to do, she is mouthy when playing and when excited jumps up, but overall, her behavior is great.
One of our first training goals is to work on sit/wait before we enter/leave the house. She has a tendency to dart in/out the door and drag me with her. But, in just a few practice times today, she does seem to be understanding the process, so I’m hopeful that we’ll have that issue solved quickly.
She had her spay stitches removed today. There was one that was grown over a bit; I’ll put some neosporin on it (per the vet’s orders) tonight. I’m hopeful that it heals up with no infections, etc.