Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Loki at 6 mos.
Loki was 6 mos. last week. He is doing great. Learning lots of new things. I have an awesome trainer who comes to the house and gets him 3 days a week for a lesson. Two days a week he goes with David for the day - to his house to play with his dogs and about town. On the weekends, I get lessons. We are doing this for 3 weeks. Loki is so proud of his accomplishments. At the end he will have finished basic obedience and will get Canine Good Citizen tested.
Bath time is getting easier. He doesn't love it but he doesn't squeal anymore. He doesn't love the hair dryer but is getting better. I have the flying pig. I have been trying to make drying a game. At first he would run from it. Yesterday, I sat on the couch with him. He didn't want to sit on my lap but he stood beside and barked at and tried to bite the air while I gave him treats. He was free to leave but he didn't. If I turned off the dryer, he wanted me to turn it back on. He was almost dry by the time we finished "playing". Major progress.
He is also sleeping until 5:30 or 6. Sounds early but it was 4:30. He also isn't much of a chewer except for his toys. I have left a cardboard box on the floor for a month and he has only gnawed on the corner a little bit. He will take my shoes if I leave them where he can get them. But he really just wants to "hide" them in his bed.
Reliably housebroken. No accidents in two months except when Marc left the expen/crate door closed when he went out for an hour. Loki went on the floor right in front of the door. Human error!
The next round of dental work is coming up soon. None of his top teeth have come out but the adult teeth are coming in. He looks like a shark. Also, need to deal with the bottom canines. He still has an extreme overbite. After the teeth get fixed, I will worry about getting him neutered.
All told, he is a joy. He has really found his personality in the last month or so. Loki is a very chill little guy except when he gets the zoomies. It is nice combination. Almost forgot - he weighs 8.5 lbs.
P.S. Does anyone know how to get my ticker to update. I can get it to post but it doesn't automatically update!
Last edited by Barbara Levy; 10-17-2016 at 11:00 AM.