Still Growing

We had a full week of rain, which put a damper on my plans to take Yarrow on any outings.  It also made me pretty miserable, my joints always hurt more when it is raining.  Yarrow has been a bit hyper this week as the rain turned our backyard into something of a swamp.  We spent the week reworking basic obedience.


Adolescence is, rough, to say the least.  I think she has forgotten at least as much as she remembers.  Some days learning didn’t seem to be really happening at all but other days she would make amazing leaps.  Her retrieval is actually coming along, she can close cabinets now, and sit pretty about 50% of the time.  Her rear-end awareness is so much better and she tucks like a champ.  Well, we are getting somewhere.  Definitely need to work on walking at heel though.


The weather finally broke on Thursday so by Sunday the dogs could get back into the yard and run.  It is still a bit muddy, hopefully tomorrow they can get more of the crazy out.  The better weather also meant we could finally make a trip to Petsmart.  Unfortunately Yarrow was not on the best behavior I have ever seen.  She was just very excited, pretty obvious we’ve been stuck in the house this week.  She still behaved very well getting on the scale.  This time she has grown.  She is up to 56.6lbs.  That is good news.  She is 23inches now and almost 60lbs.  We should have no problems moving forward with her size (though admittedly I would not mind if she were to get larger).  I do think she will probably still put on an inch or two and probably a bit more weight as she finishes filling out and I can start conditioning her.  Now if the weather just holds we can spend some more time outside working.  We also picked up a pretty collar on clearance at Petsmart.  Hard to say no to a Zebra collar for $4.  EDS zebra pride.


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