Kay's Grown Up Some More!
Can you believe it?! Kay'll be 2 years old in 52 days time.
People always say how fast the time goes...Well, I'm not one of those people. It feels like Kay's been here forever. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but she's finally, finally a dog I'm completely happy with.
I was a little worried a month or so ago, when she began reacting to people with a nasty bark, but that was a phase that passed by very quickly with a little prompting on my end. She's still known for her Cujoette attitude toward the MAJORITY of stranger dogs, but that's fine, because she's improving like the good little Gremlin that she is, and it isn't ALL stranger dogs now. She's not nearly as loud, obnoxious or as over the top as we both were a year ago.
We've kept up the botched-scentwork that she's oh-so-natural at, and I've never known a dog find a wallet so quickly. We've moved on from drops of essential oils on objects to day-old socks being walked (not dragged) up the road. She's found a person (set up - not an actual missing person, we aren't THAT good) in a small wood, and next year I'll try and redeem her reputation as a good girl by taking her along on lost-dog searches as a helper, seeing as she's such a focused worker and I get rather lonely trawling fields with complete strangers while searching for someones missing Greyhound who may or may not have gone left from the main road.
She's got a bit of doob - dog boob - going on. She actually has a fatty chest. I think she'll have to start coming on my evening runs with me.
She's a very obedient girl, and we've finally understood that "Stand" doesn't mean "stand up and come over here". She still does her Pointer thing when given the command, though. It makes her look a bit confused, but there you have it. I've recently re-discovered the fun in trick training, and she's learned "Rollover", "Wave", "High five", "Weave", "Twist" backwards around my static legs, "Reverse" and "Circle" - the last two were put together and created a pretty awesome routine. I'm pretty proud of her trick achievements. It helps that she's a show off, as she performs a lot better with a crowd.
She's a lot more focused at the Friday evening dog class we attend (after the first five-ten minutes, of course). She's taken an instant disliking to one of the dogs, but even he doesn't make her snap and go all Gizmo-Gremlin on his butt.
We're a pretty happy team right now!
-Jekyll and Hyde. ;-)