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Old 01-07-2013, 03:00 PM
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We have had them nearly a week now and the changes are really noticeable. They no longer smell at all doggy, their coats are feeling smoother and their teeth are much cleaner already! That is from just 6 days on raw! I didn't expect to see an improvement quite this quickly.
Behaviour wise, Mouse still wants to mark, but not as much. She came into season yesterday bless her, so I think that explains a lot of the marking behaviour. I feel so sorry for her, all these changes and then hormonal upheaval on top. She is definitely the dominant one, and has put Harley in his place a few times (which again will be linked to her season and the fact that he is male.) He is very easy going, and takes it all in his stride, he is totally used to being bossed by women! She is perfectly relaxed around us now, only showing anxiety when out of the house. She is especially close to my daughter, I think she will end up being her dog.
Delilah is much more anxious. She panics if Mouse is out of her sight. She is playing beautifully with Harley though, they get on like a house on fire. She is also hugely food motivated which is a good and bad thing. She gets so over-excited at the possibility of a treat that she is impossible to work with, it is very funny. She is much more comfortable wearing collars and clothes than Mouse is.
They both follow me when outside and off-lead and really enjoy running free and getting muddy. Lots of things scare them still, and while Mouse will run back to me when scared, Delilah gets panicky and distrustful. So we are a bit limited where we can take them, especially since they are frightened of and aggressive towards larger dogs. (I found that out at the vets!) All in all I am really pleased with their progress, but I am finding it much harder with two of them. I have only had one dog with issues at a time before.
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Hi Stella, oh thats great news that they are doing so well on raw!

Oh the poor little lady, i bet Mouse is all over the place. Lovely to hear more about them, and im just so glad they've got you.

Is it nearly Harleys birthday? He will be a very grown up boy! xx
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Yes, his Birthday is the 13th, he will be 2!
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Sounds fantastic. glad they are getting on so well...
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Awww I'm glad to hear they are doing well and getting on with Harley. I can't wait to see more pictures of them!
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Sounds like they're doing great. They'll be so much better in no time with you working with them. Just think of two as a great challenge. You have far too much knowledge and love to work with one dog at a time! Can't wait for the next update. Hope you are doing well lovely
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Wow so many improvements so soon! That's awesome. I'm happy for them, and
you. I'm sure it seems overwhelming right now, but I promise you things will get
easier, slowly but surely. They both sound like good dogs who just need a little
guidance and TLC, I know you can provide both. Keep us updated, it's nice to
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You are spot on LS, they want to be good dogs, they just don't know how, because no-one has ever shown them. They are both very sweet and loving, and were as good as gold about having their claws clipped, much better than Harley, who hates it!
I forgot to say they have both learnt 'sit' and know their names.
They don't understand boundaries when it comes to food, Delilah in particular assumes anything edible is hers. She even stuck her nose in a glass of Dr Pepper my daughter was drinking and had a slurp! (She really liked it too)
They are happy little souls though, and both very clever, typical Chi's really
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