Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:46 PM
The blinds down all day today kept Lily mostly interested in toys but she also slept more today. If this is a snapshot of her future normal, it will be fine.
Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:49 PM
Zach, just re-read your initial post. I didn't get the first time through that you've only had her 5 days. She is in a settling in period.
At age 2, you can certainly teach her to 'settle', or the longer version ~ 'get out of my face and go lay down'. Get a couple kongs, moisten her kibble with water, stuff the kongs and freeze. Feed her half her daily allowance of food in the kongs.
Enforce the down times. She will probably fuss at first, but stick to your guns. If you don't have a crate or xpen, get one. Teach her that it's her safe place to rest. Give her the kongs in there and only in there.
Glad to read that she's somewhat calmer already. I somehow got the impression that she was younger and you'd had her longer.
Thanks for taking her in!
Ruth & Gibbs
Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:51 AM
You will be glad you got on this now. It's already an obsession, and bad habits and unwanted behaviors are best dealt with sooner than later.
Hopefully, the film will do the trick inexpensively and eventually can be removed if you wish.
Very best wishes!
Celt, Megan, and Dan
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:46 PM
update: after her first day running around in the dog park (not just walking around the big park on a leash), she has been sleeping almost all day. She doesn't know fetch yet, but just as well since running along with our other dog a few times wore her out - Lily's endurance is not up to par with our other dog, but she seems very satisfied. She checked the window once, finding it still closed, chewed a toy for 5 min and took a nap under my wife's desk (with her feet). Once she understands the routine around here, and how much fun and exhausting the mornings are, maybe the windows will be a non-issue. I'm very much encouraged by this result.
Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:56 AM
That is, indeed, encouraging. Glad to hear it. :-)
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