Thursday, November 27, 2008

Echo at 12 weeks

I've fallen a bit behind on posting about Echo's here's my catch-up post!

I haven't weighed Echo lately because she is still obviously underweight as a result of the horrible diarrhea she had with her run-in with the coccidia. My guess is that she is probably 5-8 pounds underweight or so. Her last day of meds for the coccidia was today, so late next week, I'll take another stool sample in to see if she's free and clear. Fingers and paws crossed!!

The mouthiness has improved some. To date, she has torn a pajama top, one leg of pajama bottoms (not in the same set, of course!), and the sleeve of a shirt. All due to her latching on with her little shark teeth and then yanking as hard as she can. Lovely, eh? I guess it could be worse! She has more periods of being quiet and sitting for some pets and loving. Granted, it doesn't last long, but I still view it as progress!

She's still doing super good with the housetraining. No accidents in the house nor in the crate either. I think this is really great especially considering her bout with the runs!

Unfortunately, no outings for socialization this past week...not until she is coccidia-free!

And as far as the training goes, we're still perfecting "sit, "wait," and "off." And of course, she sees the "no" and "good girl" signs as appropriate. I've also just introduced the "drop it" sign. She has no clue what it means yet but we'll continue to work on it!

Here's a couple of short clips on a few of the signs we've been working on. You'll have to pardon Willow's annoying howling/barking in the background. She was so upset that she had to leave the kitchen while we recorded these clips!


dewdana said...

I just realized Echo was deaf! Looks like she is doing great with her training and hope she is well soon. I had to laugh at Willow's howls... Sounds like a mad cow! ;-)

Behr Behr said...

That is pretty amazing! Such a lucky girl to have a "mom" like you who is willing to invest the time in her like that. Again, I don't know how you are able to deal with kids, work, and dogs with special challenges like you do. You are such an inspiration to the rest of us.

I went to the link about teaching deaf dogs and read a whole bunch. So interesting!

Holly (Behr Behr's mom)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Echo is doing fabulously with her training! Good girl, Echo!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

River said...

Echo really does great--esp. knowing there's a dish of food for her. She is very smart.

love & wags,

Lynn said...

Echo is a lovely girl and so smart!

Ruby said...

Echo has the cutest nose. Her training is going really well. I hope her tests come back negative

Abbey said...

Great work with Willow, she seems so much bigger than Shilo

K27Blogs said...

Echo is such a cute girl and she looks like she is doing a great job with her training! I will keep my paws crossed that she is all better!

Dannan and The Girl said...

Echo, you're doing so well, little (!) one!

Paws still crossed that the icky buggy is gone and that there's no more diarrhea. Huge paws up for not having any accidents in the house!

Brown dog kisses,

Lady Kaos said...

Awwww, how cute she is!!!! She's doing a really great job!! And of course so are you!!