She doesn't cover anymore, instead she wags her tail so fiercely that her whole butt shakes! Its so cute, lol. She has also been eating properly, and is gaining some weight, thank god! She is also becoming friskier with my other ten year old dog, Tusky. I'm telling you she's a cross species breed between a tigeress and a dog. Yesterday, I took both her and Tusky outside together, so they could play a little, well Tusky was being chased around by Kismath, and then he decided he had to poo, so while he is uhh, squating, Kismath crouches low like a tiger, then pounces on him! Man, I've never seen Tusky run that fast! Also, she has a weird problem with hair scrunchies...if you're sitting near her, and have one in your hair, she'll use her teeth and pull it out then drag it to her crate's door!
I'm just so glad she's feeling a little at home now, and isn't as nervous.
Also! I took her for a vet check up, he gave her some shots, and said she looked around nine or ten weeks old. He said she could be almost any mix of small dogs, and could also be a purebred bichon or toy poodle or a mix of those. He said he wasn't sure though.
I have just one problem though, she seems to nip a lot, as in, if we're playing with her rope, and I put it down, she'll come bite my hand, it doesn't really hurt, but I can see it becoming painful as she gets bigger. COuld it be that shes teething on me?
***Edited By: Neha on 8/18/2005 1:16:07 PM*** Reason: spelling
I'm still waiting for mine to settle in,....got a new min pin stud over the weekend. He is 5 years old and has lived in a tiny crate his entire life, not use to alot of human contact. He has alot of room now, and has no clue how to use it! Stays in one tiny spot like he cant move. He has taken to following me when I'm cleaning and such to watch me, and will stand on my leg when a squat down, but doesnt want held yet.....but one small breakthrough a couple days ago....he licks my fingers when i put my hand to him now! The last owner told me he doesnt kiss....I'm guessing they didnt spend enough time with him to really know!
I wouldn't smack her at all, especially if she's still recovering from whatever she went through before you found her. I would agree that you should just kind of yell and then ignore her for a minute every time she does it, that's how dogs teach puppies bite inhibition. She probably hasn't learned that her teeth hurt yet, but she'll learn soon enough, especially since she has your other dog to teach her also.
Yes, she has TONS of chew toys, she has three different ones in her crate, and several lying around the house, and one is in my pocket, LOL. Tusky actually tends to run away from Kismath, so I don't think she'll be taught anything that way.
EDIT: THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD HIT HER. It was hard enough to get her stop cowering and hiding at the sight of me, if I hit her, not only is that wrong, but I doubt she'd ever trust me.
***Edited By: Neha on 8/18/2005 5:22:22 PM*** Reason: end note