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This afternoon with the front door open enjoying the breeze.

 

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Tonight since dinner - 3.5 hours ago.

 

 

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Edited to add the bed fail in front of me at the moment. Occasionally there's a little growl of contentment.

 

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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

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Its a relief to hear that she had dinner. You know, she moved :lol

 

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I know you posted that she was a broodie with several litters -- as far as you can tell, is this her first non-kennel experience? She's loving the lifestyle.

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I know you posted that she was a broodie with several litters -- as far as you can tell, is this her first non-kennel experience? She's loving the lifestyle.

 

She was with the adoption group from November until she came here, and I think the people who run the group had her in their house some during that time. She is definitely not used to home life as in being an only dog. I am still a little worried that she is lonely with a bunch of other hounds around, and she doesn't know too many words. Rocket had a huge vocabulary that he seemed to understand the meaning of. I can ask if she's hungry, if she wants to go outside, go for a walk etc and she has absolutely no reaction or trigger words. She follows me everywhere and will go outside if I motion for her to follow me or if I open the back door and go out, she will usually join me. She has also been attempting to roach but can't quite get all the way vertical yet.

 

Yesterday DW left the house while I was still sleeping. Within a minute of her leaving I had an old broodie walk into the bedroom and give me 3 loud barks. She has never barked before. I just about jumped out of my skin.

 

Yesterday was the first day that I have seen her sleep this peacefully. It's the first day that I've felt like she has relaxed and maybe knows that she;s home now.

 

The broodie in her is definitely coming out though. Good thing she's really cute. :bgeorge

 

Here is today's view from my chair. She loves it when the front door is open.

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She looks totally stressed. Send her here.

 

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She is definitely not used to home life as in being an only dog.

There's an easy fix for that. ;)

 

She follows me everywhere and will go outside if I motion for her to follow me

If you're not already doing it, try always adding a consistent hand sign for each word that you'd like her to know. Some people dogs are better visual than auditory learners. (Sorry, speech therapist in me is talking.)

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There's an easy fix for that. ;)

 

If you're not already doing it, try always adding a consistent hand sign for each word that you'd like her to know. Some people dogs are better visual than auditory learners. (Sorry, speech therapist in me is talking.)

 

I have actually been doing the hand signals for certain things. She does seem to respond to the signals.

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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

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