"Just wanted to send you a note, the litter is now 8 months old! Crazy! Liam graduated from his puppy 2 class today. He's so smart:) We are going to have him do the Good Citizen training, but he has to be 1 year old to take the test, so we have to hold off for now.
|Oh my goodness! Liam sure appears to be enjoying his puppy class! How adorable!|
In terms of size, Liam has grown in every area:
Liam's Measurement 5 months 8 months
Weight (lbs) 14.8 17.4
Chest 17.25 18
Shoulder to beginning of tail 16.5 17
Floor to the top of shoulder 15 16
Floor to the top of head 18 19
waist 15 15
leg space 8.5 b 9
neck 10.75 13
Liam has not gotten a haircut since the summer and his hair is definitely fluffy but coarse. Like Pukah's mom said, his coat has definitely changed over time, being light and thin when he was tiny, to thicker, darker and more curly now. His hair is definitely straighter than his brothers and now we're noticing it's growing in lighter at the roots. So who know what his 'adult color' will be!
Liam LOVES to run. So I try to take him to places where he can safely do so off leash. We walk 1-3 miles a day, 2-3 days a week he goes to doggie daycare, and on Saturdays we go to puppy playtime and training. He has so much energy, I wish he would give me some! Initially, Liam really liked the snow, but I think even he is starting to tire of it:)
The only issue that we continue to work on is his barking. From the time he was little, he has been a vocal puppy. He is a very good guard dog and protective of me in particular. We have tried the citronella bark collar which works great (when he wears it) and then additional commands in training. It is definitely a work in progress.
Liam is such a great dog, happy, smart, loving, affectionate and obedient. Even my mom, who is not a 'dog person' has a soft spot in her heart for Liam."
Thanks for your informative note, Erin! I am so glad you have been able to give Liam so much exercise and training. I am also glad to hear you are taking care of the grooming. It's so much more convenient!
You have given me a good idea to do a series of posts on all the different grooming tools that I find useful.
Thanks again for the fun photos and news! I am sure I can speak for everyone who reads the blog....We love it!