Our smart puppy

I promise this weekend I’ll be trying some new recipes to share with you all, but until then I thought I’d share a photo of how smart Kora is.

smart kora

For those of you with dogs, do you have any tips on how to get her to stop biting? She’s doing fine with everything else but has recently discovered how sharp her teeth are and she enjoys sharing that with me. Recently I’ve tried giving a stern “No,” replacing my foot, hand, hair, etc. with an appropriate chew toy and have even had to resort to time out when those didn’t work. In January we’ll be enrolling her in some obedience classes so she can get a little more puppy socialization which I think will help but until then I’d appreciate any advice!

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Puppies don’t pose

So today I got off from work early and decided we were going to do simple photos for our first Christmas card.

The thing is, nothing is simple with Kora.

I thought since it’s been a while since I posted anything I’d show some outtakes from today’s photo shoot with the pup.

She’s  super quick and was not interested in stopping unless, of course, it was to dig in the beautiful Georgia red clay. At one point she was (semi) calmly sniffing at the ground and every time TK whistled for her to look at him she showed him her backside instead. The little stinker!

(Also, Kora has learned how to climb up onto the couch and has gotten into my lap – while trying to step on the actual laptop – since I started typing. She’s really smart and we’re trying to harness that into learning what an appropriate chew toy is and what it isn’t.)

 

Kora Spencer

The Spencer family is expanding! It’s my pleasure to introduce Kora Spencer.

Kora Spencer

Kora is a Miniature Australian Shepherd and she is simply precious. She’s six weeks old and TK’s parents brought her down with her when they came for Thanksgiving this week.

I’ve wanted a puppy for a long time and TK decided we could get one for Christmas this year. We got to pick her out last time we were in Arkansas – she was only about a week old and her eyes weren’t even open yet!

Already had her picture taken with Santa.

I apologize in advance for all the pictures I’ll be posting, but really, can you resist that face? She’s pretty well behaved already and I’m starting to house train her today.

By the way, does anyone have any good hints about training dogs? I’m reading Family Friendly Dog Training and it’s been really helpful so far.

I’m absolutely obsessed. She’s too cute and loves giving kisses! Continue reading