Puppy Kindergarten was good. We didn't really do much but met the instructor and the other dogs. Keeva was very good. She like everyone. A couple of the dogs were snappy and growly but she just didn't pay much attention to them. The instructor had us try and have the dogs "sit", "down" and "stand." It is hard to get them to do this stuff because they are so distracted with all the other dogs. Also, I had never heard of teaching a dog "stand" so we have never done that with Keeva. We are suppose to practice these and also "Watch" which means look at me in the eye. Keeva is still to little to jump up on the couch but when she gets big enough I don't think I would mind. Do you see any reason to not let her up there? When I lay down on the couch sometimes she comes over and I pick her up and she lays down on me. I am trying real hard to comb her everyday and also so brush her teeth. She bites on the toothbrush but at least I get them brushed a little bit. Today I cut her bangs as at class last night her hair was hanging over her eyes and the instructor said she probably couldn't see. She looks pretty cute!
I think it's fine to let her up on the furniture. Cotons hardly shed because they have hair, not fur. Brushing also prevents shedding. Glad to here Keeva did well in puppy kindergarten. How many treats do you give her a day? Today Sammy and I were playing with his favorite tug toy and when I'd laydown he would start climbing all over me sqeaking his toy in my face! It was so funny!!
We feed Keeva a little less than recommended just so we can give her treats when we try and train her. She gets a tiny piece of freeze dried liver treat when she goes outside to potty, I give her a kibble for inside treats(just the regular kibble she eats) and sometimes she gets a rawhide bone to chew as she is teething. The person who is teaching puppy kindergarten said a good treat to use is string cheese (just cut in tiny, tiny pieces). I just got some today and she hasn't tried it yet. She LOVES frozen peas and also little pieces of raw apple. Oh, and she loves a tiny piece of lettuce when I make us a salad. They are the funniest little dogs. Today she has been an angel. Sometimes when she is really active and chewing on me and trying to nip my ankles when I walk I do get a little impatient with her. But...most of the time she is pretty good. If she gets over excited and can't calm down I usually put her in our old dog's huge kennel and let us both cool off. I call it our time out! Was Sammy easy to house train? Keeva really was.....knock on wood but she hasn't had an accident for a very, very long time. She rings her bell when she needs to go outside. Do you get Sammy's hair cut ever?
Keeva looks so much like Sammy. I was just looking at Sammy's picture. I don't know how to get a picture posted but may try when I have more time. I love Sammy's cut....is that what you call a puppy cut or what does your groomer call it? Do you brush Sammy everyday? Sammy is very lucky to have you. I got Keeva a new bed and a new crate today. She had outgrown her cat-sized ones! I also got her a bully stick as she loves to chew on those. I love how soft the Coton's are!
I'm pretty sure that's what you call a puppy cut. Sammy does get brushed every day usually. Sometimes he doesn't like to sit still while I do it so I get his favorite bone and he sits still. I taught Sammy how to jump through a hoola-hoop about 3 weeks ago. At first he was scared of the hoola-hoop and wasn't comfortable with it. So, I just held it so it touched the ground for a few days. Then it got raised a little higher each time. Now, I hold it up a little over a foot off the ground.
Good for you! I love your idea of a hula hoop to jump through! I have a pretty large wooden embrodiary hoop that maybe I could try with Keeva. She is good about letting me brush her back but if I move to around her belly parts she doesn't like it. I will just keep trying. It rains a lot here so her paws and muzzle are always a little stained from the dirt. I wash her face everyday but she still gets stained. Someone said is you use 1 part peroxide to 10 parts water that it will help. I might try that. Did you feed Sammy a treat to get him to go through the hoop at first? Keeva will have fun tomorrow. My grandchildren are coming over. They are 8 and 10 and love her so much!
I think you should teach Keeva to do that! And yes I did give him a treat to jump through. After Keeva eats her meal don't walk her afterwards, wait about an hour to 2 hours to excercise her. A lady did that a lot and it killed her dog. It's okay if you've done it before it's only if you do it a lot.
I think Keeva would be great at jumping through the hoop! And yes I did give Sammy a treat to get him to go through the hoola-hoop at first. Never excercise Keeva after any meals. I heard it's not good for dogs.