I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
Penny is a 5 month old (as of April 1) Shepherd mix who currently weighs 30 pounds. Penny is spayed, has had her 3rd DHPP shots as well as Rabies shot. She is crate trained. At bedtime I tell her "go get in your crate" and she gets up and goes into the crate with no problems.
Penny is very inquisitive pup. She is able to entertain herself playing and dashing about the yard. She is very social. We have been doing a Sirrus Puppy 1 class where she is the brightest student. She is very social with other dogs and people. However, at this point she is not a fit for families with young children as she feeds off their energy and may attempt to herd or control them.
We take walks every morning where she spends most of the time with her nose to the ground taking in all there is to smell. We have been working on loose leash walking and she is responding well. She is just getting the concept of heel, but needs more work in this area. When she sees other dogs she wants to go meet them (ears up and pull towards). She greets by sniffing nose and rear.
Penny is very smart and is able to pick up new behaviors extremely quickly. She currently knows sit, down, leave it, fetch (Go get it and thank you), get in your crate, get in your bed. Her sit-say is getting better all the time. I can take about five steps away while she is in a stay. A friend of ours was able to teach her shake in 15 min. Most impressive is her recall command "touch". on command she will come running to hit my palm with her nose. I have had success with this command in the house from the back bedroom, form across the back yard, and in the midst of puppy play in the training class.
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