I cannot believe it has been a year since Polly came into my life. She’s kept me active with walks and I’ve made good friends (there’s nothing like a beautiful, friendly, happy dog to attract conversation) through her. She’s come a long way in a year; she’s much calmer because she knows our routine and doesn’t get frantic worrying about what’s going to happen next and because she has play dates almost every day to burn off excess energy.
She’s learned a long “down,” to go into her crate on command, wait, stay, sit, go in the car (she loves that one). She recognizes routes to her favorite walking and swimming spots and lets me know it by a crescendo of yips the closer we get.
There are numerous rabbits around here (where’s a coyote when you need one?) and she would be supremely happy to catch one.It’s a personal affront when one comes near a window she’s looking through.
We’re still working on not pulling when on leash. Prong collar is only thing that works so far. She still gets excited on walks; wants to see and smell everything. Plan to hire a trainer for a couple of one-on-one sessions.