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Daily Razzle

1) We are still in high alert house training mode.
2) We play a lot of tug with all kinds of toys (some homemade) and things (socks and sticks and towels) and "give" is very exciting because the game starts over in a big way.
3) we take at least one long exploration leash walk a day sometimes the park sometimes the streets We say hello to lots of people, we pass strollers joggers kids garage bags pigeons... We hear emergency vehicle sounds, construction sounds, all the usual city sounds, different stores,

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4) we have a couple types of chewys sessions a day. Tracheaes, frozen carrots, bully sticks, braided something stinky, kong,
5) I try to give him new puzzles to figure out all the time -getting things out of things, making things move, making things make a noise, finding things...
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6) he ASKS to play the crate game so we play that
7) sits, downs, wait, get it, shaped circles around a jump standard, riding a skate board, recalls
8) water play, hose, puppy pool, buckets, floating sticks and toys
9) chill and cuddle time
10) cat play - figuring out they are not puppies
11) Stella wrestling
12) independent toy play indoors and outdoors (mostly all the cat toys have been destroyed--he loves them)
13) chase games
14) grooming practice because he's not crazy about brushes or Dremmel
15) BOSU fun
16) naps

What else?



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Jul. 4th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
You're doing more than I am with my puppy!! Sounds like you have a full time job!
Jul. 5th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
My novel writing is on hold and I just have to suck it up for this period of time. I actually got to the gym once this week. I feel like as soon as the house training is done I can go back to a more normal life... which if I only would put him in the crate more during the day he might actually get it a little faster? I don't know. I think I'm not being systematic enough... and he's so stinkin cute its hard not to be all puppy puppy
Jul. 5th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
He is very cute! I wouldn't worry about it. Just enjoy him for who he is right now :) I've had three dogs that learned to do agility that didn't have half the stuff done with them that you're doing now. He's going to be fine.
Jul. 5th, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
That sounds plenty to me as well. You have at least another month or two of high alert potty training, their bladders can't hold much when they are active. I do usually watch the clock and take puppy out to potty every 20 minutes or so, whether he needs to or not. Pretty soon he'll learn to ask to go out, each puppy learns that at different rates. Sounds like you are doing a great job of playing with and enjoying your puppy, keep that up, the bitty puppy time goes by too quickly!
Jul. 5th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
He's growing too fast. Way too fast.

Between B and I he is with us whatever we are doing all the time. He still fits in the soft cat carrier so if she has to go into a food store B pops him Into that. He's very good about it. Also a good car crate traveler which is handy. We don't want to miss a minute of his puppyhood.
Jul. 5th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
Your pups are adorable!
Jul. 5th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
Jul. 5th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
That's it, all future tailed aussie puppies are being sent to NYC ;)

You're doing awesome - as long as you are having FUN with the whole process, you'll be fine!
Jul. 5th, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
I sometimes need a nap during his nap but we are having perhaps too much fun?? Crazy dog person. Yep.
Jul. 5th, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
You're very busy! Cute profiles picture.
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:15 am (UTC)
He looks so big sometimes and other times so small
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