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#1 Caffeinatedasian

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

Misha is just over four months old now. Shes had two training classes with my trainer through Petco, per her suggestion as Misha gets a bit more of her coat in. First class, she was enrolled in puppy basics 1 initially, she just went over what Misha knew, and gave me a few things to work on. Second class, Sheri, the trainer, decides to start her on adult classes and suggests I get her into advanced private lessons as soon as her 6wk classes are over at petco. I'm a little blown away with how quick she is to learn things. Sheri also is very intrigued with Misha and blown away with her temperament and intelligence and wanted me to pass onto Kim that she is very impressed.

 

We've been exploring more, and Misha has been off leash on all of our adventures. 

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She is an observer, we've started taking her to the dog parks, and before she'll charge in to play, she'll stop and watch what's going on. She enjoys watching other dogs.Even watching a private training class, Misha was content to lay beside me and watch what the other dogs were doing. She's always taking the big dogs on, and thinks she can outrun them. She handles herself very well when playing with dogs twice her size. 

 

We met up with another Flint pup as well and have crossed paths quite a few times now. Misha absolutely loves playing with her. 

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She's spunky and very bossy, she'll even boss the older dog around. She's naturally curious and inquisitive, which helps with getting her used to things. She is pretty fearless, unless there is a husky running full speed at her. 

 

 

We went down to Medford to pick up some furniture last month, and brought Misha. The truck had a complimentary pup holder. 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:03 AM

I'm in the area tomorrow if you want to get together!!
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

Here are some more recent photos of her. She weighed 18lbs at 18 weeks!

We currently have her on 1/2 raw, and 1/2 kibble which seems to be doing really well for her. Her transition was smooth. And it's not terribly expensive or hard to find protein for her. 

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:33 AM

Very nice.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:23 AM

 The truck had a complimentary pup holder. 

 

 

Ah hahahahaha!


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:09 PM

We drove up to Bellingham Wa then down to Redding Ca this last week, and Misha came with us. Orcas Island, Leavenworth, Redding and Weaverville. Both places we stayed at on our trip had dogs. One was a bit anxious with other dogs and Misha respected her space until she decided to teach her how to play with dogs. Over 30 hours driving and Misha was a champ.   Had the opportunity to meet Misha's sibling, Milo but had to reschedule. 

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Its interesting watching her with other dogs, as she's very in tune with them and listens to them very well, which I see a lot of other dogs struggle with. We took her on a walk with my old dog, Kaylee, and they did great. Played and romped around together, with careful supervision and precautions. Kaylee has a possessiveness and when she would grumble at Misha, she backed off and de-esculated the situation which put Kaylee in a positive spot. 

 

Her training is going very smoothly, helps that she's so smart and enjoys working her brain. Knocks her out after a 30min training session. She's finally over the "it's raining and I can't get my feet wet" phase and is officially housebroken. My trainer I'm working with is continually impressed with her, and we may have to do a novice rally competition come this June. 

 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

26231346_1906401112735896_7353020157351608824_n.jpg Nearing 6 months old now, 18" at the shoulder and 22lbs.

 

She has so much personality! She stomps around the house whenever she's happy (ALL the time), so we hear her wherever she is in the house. She's even less of a morning thing than I am! I'll usually get up before her and she'll stay in bed for another hour though, those few days she gets up before me, she demands I get up. She'll roll on my face or pat me on the eye with her paw. Very content to lay around the house for me or hit a trail or park.She's very insistent on going to the park every day, where she'll sit at the front door, look at me and stomp her paws a bit and whine, her cue that she wants to do something.

 

She is very quiet! Doesn't talk much, unless its something to be talked about, like people or animals in the distance she sees, she's got a good sense of judgement in regards to strangers. 

 

We've been playing with a couple more AI dogs in our area(Arlo and Tesuque), and Misha loves them. Hard to pull them apart when we get them together

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It looks like we will be moving to Northern California this year too. 

 

Here are some recent shots of her. 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:43 PM

"Stomping around the house." Yes, we refer to Kaposia as, "A thundering herd of one." Amazing that a 35-40 pound dog can make so much noise prancing through the house! :-)
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:13 AM

 

Her training is going very smoothly, helps that she's so smart and enjoys working her brain. 

Be afraid, be very afraid!  They are SO smart.  When I had my first AI dog, I found this highly-recommended, new fangled expensive "educational toy" made in Sweden kind of thing.  (It WAS expensive).  It even came with a large manual on how to introduce it slowly and teach new things with it over the course of several *months*.  In 10 minutes, we had skipped to about chapter 10 LOL and another 10 minutes later and we were all bored with it.  Never seen anything like it before or since.   :lol:

 

If you can get into a tricks class after basic training is done, I would highly suggest it (we took ours at Petco too.)  These doggies love to learn and really enjoy making their people happy.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:12 AM

I just love that pick with her tongue out, so cute!!! Enjoying your adventures on instagram, please keep them coming  :D



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Be afraid, be very afraid!  They are SO smart.  When I had my first AI dog, I found this highly-recommended, new fangled expensive "educational toy" made in Sweden kind of thing.  (It WAS expensive).  It even came with a large manual on how to introduce it slowly and teach new things with it over the course of several *months*.  In 10 minutes, we had skipped to about chapter 10 LOL and another 10 minutes later and we were all bored with it.  Never seen anything like it before or since.   :lol:

 

If you can get into a tricks class after basic training is done, I would highly suggest it (we took ours at Petco too.)  These doggies love to learn and really enjoy making their people happy.

I was actually thinking about those weird toys that are sort of like puzzles! She's nearing the age that we are thinking about spaying... We have no clue what we are going to do since she's still so crazy!

 

Basic training is already done and she's learned about 5 other tricks! She picked up a lot of the basics in the first couple weeks of having her. Next thing you know, she'll be able to outsmart us.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

This sounds like the personality I need in our third AID whenever that comes time in a year or 2.  One who will ground the other two a bit.

Tayamni is very good with social cues, Coffey is too but his boisterousness takes over and he was over a year old and still puppy licking everyone.  He only does it now selectively.

They are both very smart.  I think all AIDs must be.  It looks different in some because of stubbornness or puppy attention spans.

Tayamni is a thinker and Coffey is a doer and he'll figure it out as he goes .....  he is very smart but that stubborn streak ....   oooh.....

 

 

So from what you explained about personality I will DEFINATELY have to remember your threads and find out Misha's lineage.

It may not be same breeding pair but it could help Kim remember the pups personalities ....   when it's time .......  when it's time ....

 

I love the pics too!!!!!!!

 

Use Petco training classes   .....  have had great experiences with both dogs training there Puppy through CGC and also tricks classes!

Didn't think of an individual class.  Working in group with the head trainer for the area, Debbie, she may be able to help Coffey with his leash walking and reactiveness to fast movement - he wants to run and play!

 

Thanks for the idea!!!!!!   :) 



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

This sounds like the personality I need in our third AID whenever that comes time in a year or 2.  One who will ground the other two a bit.

Tayamni is very good with social cues, Coffey is too but his boisterousness takes over and he was over a year old and still puppy licking everyone.  He only does it now selectively.

They are both very smart.  I think all AIDs must be.  It looks different in some because of stubbornness or puppy attention spans.

Tayamni is a thinker and Coffey is a doer and he'll figure it out as he goes .....  he is very smart but that stubborn streak ....   oooh.....

 

 

So from what you explained about personality I will DEFINATELY have to remember your threads and find out Misha's lineage.

It may not be same breeding pair but it could help Kim remember the pups personalities ....   when it's time .......  when it's time ....

 

I love the pics too!!!!!!!

 

Use Petco training classes   .....  have had great experiences with both dogs training there Puppy through CGC and also tricks classes!

Didn't think of an individual class.  Working in group with the head trainer for the area, Debbie, she may be able to help Coffey with his leash walking and reactiveness to fast movement - he wants to run and play!

 

Thanks for the idea!!!!!!   :)

She is great, her siblings, the ones I've been in contact with, sound very similar in temperament. 

 

I agree, theyre all super smart. Arlo grabbed Misha's tail while they were playing and Misha picked it up and is now a tail biter! Whoops... She'll also pick up things other dogs do and play like them, body slams, pawing, different play styles. She's very much rough-and-tumble.

 

Misha is from Fala x Flint. On the puppy thread, she's the one jumping up to the camera. :) I've met one other Flint pup (different mother) who is also fairly similar. I've yet to meet her parents, hopefully soon!

 

We are going to aim for our CGC soon! My trainer suggested not going through Petco as she will get bored very quickly if its stuff she knows or picks up quick. We're doing private classes my trainer runs and she really wants us to do rally! I'm leaning more towards Agility.

 

I've been slacking a bit on training, but she doesn't really have much of a difference if we train the day prior versus a few weeks off. Thankfully. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:50 AM

As far as "puzzle" toys go, they are great mental stimulation. However, some dogs don't enjoy them as much and they are expensive which can be problematic if your pup ends up not liking them.  You can try putting kibble (if you use kibble) into an empty 2L bottle and let them shake it out (similar to a kong toy) to see if they are even interested in puzzle toys before you spend money on them.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

Joe and Misha look s much alike

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:06 PM

Here are some more shots of her and her best mate Tsuki. They get along so well. The other day, we had to cut their play session short, I stayed for a few more rounds of fetch and Tsuki was howling down the road. 

 

People at the parks make sure to steer clear of these two when they start their game. They sound so vicious and look pretty scary.

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And a moment of peace.

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They also like to share their toys together.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

How do you get those shots without blur?

They are gorgeous pictures!  :wub:

 

When my dogs play like that all I get is pics of blur .....

 

I like that you included the moment of peace!

 

Thanks for the updates ....  I hope to get some good update photos on the board soon!



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

How do you get those shots without blur?

They are gorgeous pictures!  :wub:

 

When my dogs play like that all I get is pics of blur .....

 

I like that you included the moment of peace!

 

Thanks for the updates ....  I hope to get some good update photos on the board soon!

I shoot with a Canon t6i in manual mode. :) High shutter speed. 



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:03 AM

Gorgeous action shots!!! My favorite one is sharing the stick...  :wub:  :P



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

I wonder if Tsuki might be from Nose x Flint? The face markings are very similar to Coffey from Nose x Tonto.

Tsuki is an AI Dog, yes?

 

Just wondering ....

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