Friday, September 18, 2015

Training 2.0

Lily goes batshit in the Doggyride, as if we're carting her off to the pound. So I'm taking her out in it in 1 minute increments.The setting up and dismantling takes up the most time. Once she's inside, she starts screaming her head off, ignoring the treats. 1 minute today. 2 minutes tomorrow.

Also setting it up behind my chair during the day with treats inside. Patience, patience, patience.

Better poos by us

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Our picky picky dog: will eat anything, but it turns to goo. Only the Royal Canin Sensitive Stomach kibble will do. (It breaks mommy's heart, and all her natural, home-cooking leanings; it's not even high quality kibble! We had wanted to, as soon as the poos stabilized, switch her over again to Canagan, but she gooey yellow+black pooed immediately after a 1/4 mix on Sunday.)

On a side note, Lily's paw wound healed on its own in a week. As soon as there was a scab forming, she RIPPED it off. Man, our dog is hardcore.

She's getting two hour+ romps morning and night, plus 2-3 40 minute walks in the afternoon, every day. Most days her walk/runs total 3.5 hours. So much that her nails are all worn down too close to the quick, and I'm considering issuing a rest week just to let her nails catch up growing.

Mommy would keel over and die from all this super tiring running around, but happily/sadly, she's worked me up into too good cardiovascular shape for that to happen.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Every day another adventure

I think the gooey poo is under control with RC Sensitive Stomach kibble and lots of chicken. Not even rice.

In the meantime, Lily's still as rambunctious as ever, and last Monday got a pinky fingernail size bit of skin scraped off her front right leg. That's HUGE on her.

We used honey salve (for dogs) a bit too liberally for the first two days, but once it calmed down, it healed fine on its own.

There was a nice scab on it until last night. This morning, she ripped it off herself. Oi vey, doggo.

Training on walks, not to chase cats, birds, other dogs, wagons, motorcycles, bark like her heart is breaking, is going much better with a big bag of chicken. Luckily this goes well with her current limited diet.

I'd give her her kibble, but she usually chokes on them if she eats them walking.