It’s been almost 8 months since Polly came to share my home. In that time she’s settled down nicely - most of the time. She still is excitable when she picks up a scent and wants to follow it or when another dog walks past the house. But when she’s focused, she learns commands quickly. So far she sits, lies down all the way, stays on command. We’ve been working on heeling and coming and she’s making progress there.
She attracts attention when we’re walking. She must think her second name is “beautiful,” because that’s what people say when they meet her. She’s still very energetic and I’m coping with that by having frequent play dates for her, sometimes twice or even three times a day. It’s amazing what an obedient dog she is when she’s tired!!
She loves to go for rides in the car (she’s crated), walks, swims. She keeps me to a schedule of waking, feeding, walking, etc. After I eat supper and she knows there’s no more food to be had, she collapses on the couch or bed.