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Lurcher pups are more or less the same LC, just that their periods of wakefulness are more playful and lively. They also spend a lot of time asleep; they need the energy for all that growing :lol:

 

We'll have to bring Ruby over to meet Holly and Quita next year.

 

 

You'll need to be quick Clare. We've only got Quita until Febuaryish if all goes to plan. There will be another one here after that though hopefully! :D

I bet Rosie is bouncing off the walls !

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Rosie certainly is getting restless LC, dunno about bouncing off the walls, she's up on the ceiling now!

 

Another new puppy.... awww how gorgeous, but sad to be seeing Quita go. :cry:

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She is sooooo cute!! :) I am sure she will settle down quickly and I am sure Rosie will will have hours of fun with her!. My David and Jack still play silly games together - they both love it :roll:

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Little Ruby came to see us today! :D - oh! and Clare and Rosie too :lol:

 

Ruby is a star! - so cute!

 

Jazz was fine with her.....until Carl held her and then she was a bit jealous :lol:

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:D We had a lovely visit, thanks Lesley and lovely chocolate mug cake too! :wink:

 

Ruby slept all the way back in the van between Rosie and Molly, then had her supper and raced around the house with her squeaking chicken in her mouth!

 

The girls have just made their pizzas and 'decorated' the dining room table in the process.

 

She is just adorable and doing very well. Night time crate training is good; I take her out just before I go to bed, then pop her in the crate in my room (I got 2 brillliant crates from Freecycle) and sit beside her for a moment while she settles with her charity shop teddy. I only need to get uup once in the night to take her out in the garden.

 

Daytime crating is different though... she wasn't going to be contained by the stairgates on the kitchen doorways and managed to leap over them when I popped her in there :roll: so she now has a crate in the kitchen, but doesn't like being in it when we are in another room. Emma (the herd) has lent me some DAP spray to help her calm down and accept the crate more. I'd prefer her to stay in the kitchen without the crate, but it just isn't going to happen!

 

Potty training is going fine, we've only had acouple of accidents. we take her out after every sleep and meal and she's very good really. Her bambi legs make us laugh - she doesn't seem to have full control over them yet!

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Here are the latest photos

 

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She is doing really well, with a couple of key commands under her collar now, and is much calmer too. A really long walk this morning and lots of ball chasing wore her out and she slept for 2 hours!

 

All Rosie's friends have been round this week to see the pup and take her for walks.

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oh my goodness, she is just a bundle of love isn't she! I love that photo with her head off her cushion :lol: totally adorable. I love her jumper/coat it's lovely! :D

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You are so right LC, when she's not fallling over her own legs, I'm tripping over them!

 

Lurchers probably have the worst temperament for guide dogs though - they are a law unto themselves and hard to train, but I like the challenge. My last lurcher, Jezebel, was very obedient... until she saw a rabbit or squirrel, then the hunting instinct cut in. She was very gentle and used to guard Rosie's pram when it was out in the garden

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You are so right LC, when she's not fallling over her own legs, I'm tripping over them!

 

Lurchers probably have the worst temperament for guide dogs though - they are a law unto themselves and hard to train, but I like the challenge. My last lurcher, Jezebel, was very obedient... until she saw a rabbit or squirrel, then the hunting instinct cut in. She was very gentle and used to guard Rosie's pram when it was out in the garden

 

Holly is also incredibly well behaved until she sees something and if she's off, she can't actually hear you. Greyhounds have the fastest natural acceleration on earth and knowing what the wind rush is like when you're going down a hill on a bike, i suppose you can't expect them to be able to hear you!

 

How is "chicken training" going? Holly sees them as a prey species like a rabbit, deer, pheasant or squirrel and you know what happened when they got out :( I've no idea what she would be like if we'd had her since she was a puppy though.

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Well, we start her puppy socialisation this Thursday, so will be adding to her repertoire of commands, let's hope that we have more luck with the recall :roll: At the moment, I only let her off the lead in enclosed spaces as once she's off there's no stopping her.

 

The cat training is going well, and she will ignore them more than bounce on them now - she doesn't actually want to harm them (I think :shock: ), just to play but as she's pretty big now, they aren't too impressed! The chicken training isn't going as well, and I put a lead on her when we go out in the garden and only let her off it when they are in the run.. it's the prey thing again :roll:

 

I will get her her first hound collar this week, so she feels all grown up. New crate now too, which will last her probably for the rest of her life.

 

New pictures here

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She has grown a lot! really sweet face :D I have just checked out the photo's on your last few threads and called OH over each time a pic pops up asking why our dog is rubbish and can't we have a 'proper' dog!

 

(I do love my dog really.......)

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