Few pics of the girls

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  1. Cheza

    Cheza New Member

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    Slightly overexposed but captures the "whoa!" look she seems to perpetually have.

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    Peanut Butter + 2 Great Danes = Awesome lickyface

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    -snort- I love this picture. "NYAAAAAH."

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    An attempt at a sweet picture. What you can't see is a teething Lyra trying to gnaw my leg off.

    fin!
     
  2. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    FINALLY! I was just about to PM you for some pics. :p
    I cannot believe how big that little girl has gotten!

    How is her training and all going?
     
  3. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    They look great. How is Lyra's health? I wonder about her digestive problems a lot.
     
  4. Cheza

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    She's bearing down on 50lbs I think, we try and keep her on the thin side (she LOVES food, which is weird for us because Cheza was a picky eater.) They are both skinny as hell in those pictures because they'd caught a bug the week before and probly lost a few lbs...

    She is still on Canidae and has firmed up... I want to keep her on that because of the essential variety of proteins really. When she's older I will put her on Fromm's like Cheza, to keep them from fighting over who gets what food :rolleyes: and because I have a feeling she will have similar digestive issues as Cheza when she hits a year.

    She's a very impulsive dog. She wants what she wants when she wants it, and to hell with anyone or anything in the way. She has already successfully cleared a 3'6" baby gate with no issues. Cheza won't even jump those.

    Teaching her to "stay" has been pivotal. She is now asked to sit and stay before she comes in from outside (that's a harrrrrd one for her), before she is fed, and random times when I feel like making her work for a treat.

    She sits very nicely. She will automatically sit if she wants something. She's been fully housebroken for over 2 months now, and is now getting the hang of ringing the bells to go out, so I don't have to be in the same room as her to see her go to the door and sit. She was so easy to housebreak it was a miracle.

    She learns so fast it almost makes me cry lol. At her "grandparents" for Thanksgiving she was on a leash, and pulling like a train. It took 3 "stop til you don't pulls" until she got it and began to walk nicely for me.

    The hardest part for us is making hand signals consistent. Rob also has issues correcting her, because we're so accustomed to the "ah-ah" noise for Cheza, and of course that doesn't apply here :p All in all it's going well. After Christmas I can likely find it in our budget to get her a vibracollar and extend her training outside of the house.
     
  5. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    I am glad she is doing better.
    And I cannot believe she can jump that baby gate! WOW.
     
  6. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    It sounds like she is doing great--and she looks good. I didn't think she looked thin in the pics at all. my dogs respond to hand signals because I have a deaf daughter. I found it easy to train, but they can hear so they had the verbal and hand signal reinforcement together. They both have a ton of character and must be quite a sight to see in motion together.
     
  7. Cheza

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    Oh Character might as well be her middle name.

    She isn't all that vocal outside of playing with Cheza, she doesn't bark much. But she GRUNTS.

    Like these big, long, drawn out "ENHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" noises. If she wants something. If she's laying down. If we make her move. If I make her stay. If she isn't comfortable. She just cracks me up.
     
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    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    What great pictures! :D
     
  9. milos_mommy

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    I LOVE them! I was going to request pics too! I love the last picture.
     
  10. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Lyra is getting huge! What a big girl. & Cheza is gorgeous as ever.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Oh goodness, Lyra is a ham! I love that face, she looks like a stitch!
     
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    Wow, they are sweet and royal looking girls!
     
  13. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    wow--look how big she has gotten! They are just stunning!
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Beautiful girls! You must be so proud!
    It must be such an interesting experience working with a special needs dog, I should imagine you learn so much more.
     
  15. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Cheza and Lyra are just the cutest... they make a perfect pair. :p

    Give them smooches for me!!!
     
  16. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Oh, they are both so gorgeous. You're a lucky mom.
     
  17. They are so cute!! I just love the raspberry pic. :D
     
  18. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    She's getting so big. I just absolutely love both of them. Thanks for the pics and for the update.
     
  19. shadowfacedanes

    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

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    Great pics! Peanut butter dane pix are the best ever.

    And I feel your pain on the gate jumping.

    When Hannah was three months old, she cleared the 28 inch gate. We came home from dinner to find her snoozing on the sofa instead of in the kitchen where we left her. She seemed quite amused with herself.

    At 5 1/2 months of age, she cleared a 6 foot chain link fence at the kennel where I worked. I saw her bouncing like a pogo stick and then "whoosh". She wanted to see me I guess, boundaries be damned.

    Her back is bad now though, so her jumping days are over...but man could she soar when she was determined....not that I encouraged it by any means.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    THat last pic is my all time favorite. Nice nice nice! Glad she is doing so well in her training too.
     

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