Update on Miss Dixie Anne
Since the last few articles I have posted have been extremely serious let’s talk about something that’s more light-hearted and funny. My crazy, hooligan dogs. Miss Dixie has been growing like a weed and is a little more than 20 lbs now and just about as big as Memphis. She has found out that she can lie down on the back of the couch and that is now her spot…right behind my head. The dogs are slowly but surely figuring out how to get along and be friends but lord now they drive me crazy because they are always running around like a bunch of hooligans. P.S. I am so sorry to our downstairs neighbors… they like to get the zoomies at like 11:30 at night. Dixie just got her last round of shots and we are going to start focusing more on training and not giving in to distractions all the time. She already knows how to sit, shake, lay down, roll over, spin around, and partially knows leave it. Which for her only being 4 months old is a miracle in and of itself.
We are hoping to start working on her recall here pretty soon since I have a 50 ft. leash that works really well when teaching recalls. We are struggling with her running out the door every time we are opening it and she absolutely hates learning to stay and I have had no luck with her picking that one up. I don’t know if she is a little protective already or if she just copies her sister but she does not like when people are outside in our breezeway and she will trot over by the door and just stare until they leave.
She is such a goofball though and absolutely loves to play fetch. She won’t bring the ball back to you but she loves chasing after it and bringing it to her own spot. We might start working on that more around when she is 6 months old, simply because I like to let puppies enjoy being puppies and explore the different sights, smells, noises, and textures which is what she does when we throw a ball for her.
She LOVES playing tug-of-war especially if she can get her sister to join in with her. I think her favorite thing is pulling Memphis across the living room and then being pulled back across the living room by Memphis. I would like to say that she’s potty trained because she doesn’t go potty in our apartment but maybe once or twice a week, but as soon as she goes to someone else’s house she gets a bit confused and goes in the house multiple times…sorry about your rugs mom and dad :(
Overall, we are so happy that we decided to add Miss Dixie to our little family and though we have our little bumps in the road we are getting by and getting on.
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Sydney Brooke Haywood