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One thing to think about is that she will soon be an adolescent, and is likely to ahve more of a "mind of her own". Kodi was stellar in his training from 12 weeks through 5 months. Now, at almost 6 months, he is backsliding in some areas. Not that he's terrible, but, for instance, if you tell him to "down", he won't just do it. He'll look at you, hesitate, give a "woof" at you and then flop into the down. He's like an adolescent kid... always has a comment.<g> Also, his stays were so reliable a month ago that I could leave the room (momentarily) without him moving. Right now, it has deteriorated to the point that it's 50/50 whether I can step away from him at all and have him maintain the stay.
When I talked to the trainer about it, she was totally unconcerned. She said it's really common for them to go through at this age. He'll be getting neurtered in a couple of weeks, but the trainer said that she doesn't see signs that this is "adlult, intact male" behavior, but more just plain adolescent, "developing a mind of his own" puppy behavior. We're still doing our classes, and just working through it. But I just wanted you to be aware that in a month or two she might not be as reliable as she is right now!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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