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Old 02-04-2014, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took this photo of Archer this morning. We were mid-run on a 13k loop, but it wasn't until I got home I noticed how grown up he looks. He is always quite focused when we're out 'working' but he seems particularly grown up in this (he won't be two until March). They really don't stay babies for long do they not that I mind, just an observation.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes they do! I look at pictures of Jericho and think "where did the time go". He's still my cuddle monster though...just bigger and a lot heavier. LOL
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes they do! I look at pictures of Jericho and think "where did the time go". He's still my cuddle monster though...just bigger and a lot heavier. LOL
Heh, it's so weird, it seems like only yesterday he was a fuzzy ball of mischief who was fascinated by everyone and everything. He can still be a little goofy when he's at home, but he's terribly serious when he's out with me, aloof even.
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Good looking boy.

I swear I can hear our pup growing at night.....
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's for sure. I'll look at her and think her ears look bigger today. Next day it's her feet. Day after that her legs look longer. It's really fun watching her grow and mature.
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Heh, it's so weird, it seems like only yesterday he was a fuzzy ball of mischief who was fascinated by everyone and everything. He can still be a little goofy when he's at home, but he's terribly serious when he's out with me, aloof even.
LOL, Jericho is 11 month old. Aloof hasn't happened yet. He's still a wing-nut. It's comforting to know that somewhere around 2 it's possible. ha ha ha, you give me a goal.
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Honestly Melissa, he was a holy terror for the first year of his life and I wondered if he would ever just 'be' a dog, then around about 12/14 months all the socialising seemed to kick in and he started to be less interested in what other dogs were doing.
We are part of a pack that walks a few times a month, mostly big energetic dogs like him, I noticed at 16 months he was no longer interested in rough play and was a little less tolerant of being pushed around. At about 18/20 months, BIG changes, very focused on me, still fine around other dogs but suddenly very responsive to commands; to where we are now, almost 100% focused on ''work" ( we do 90 mins -120 mins off leash work every morning, usually fetching and finding to a whistle). Pack walks bore him silly these days, so we don't go on as many as he's just not interested.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the puppy stages too, but I find our mornings a wee bit more relaxing these days knowing that no matter what kind of dog we meet out and about he just ignore them unless he knows them.
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Honestly Melissa, he was a holy terror for the first year of his life and I wondered if he would ever just 'be' a dog, then around about 12/14 months all the socialising seemed to kick in and he started to be less interested in what other dogs were doing.
We are part of a pack that walks a few times a month, mostly big energetic dogs like him, I noticed at 16 months he was no longer interested in rough play and was a little less tolerant of being pushed around. At about 18/20 months, BIG changes, very focused on me, still fine around other dogs but suddenly very responsive to commands; to where we are now, almost 100% focused on ''work" ( we do 90 mins -120 mins off leash work every morning, usually fetching and finding to a whistle). Pack walks bore him silly these days, so we don't go on as many as he's just not interested.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the puppy stages too, but I find our mornings a wee bit more relaxing these days knowing that no matter what kind of dog we meet out and about he just ignore them unless he knows them.
Oh, you describe my boy to a tee. Although, Jericho has always had separation anxiety, so his focus is always on me. Only...these days it seems to be more of where I am, over what I am saying. LOL We are trying our hand at agility. His best friend is a standard poodle and is in agility. He's getting it better now, but focus is still a huge struggle. It would help if he wasn't so darn cute. I am going to keep your timeline in mind for those times when I want to scream. LOL
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