Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wardrobe Wednesday

This is a slightly different Wardrobe Wednesday. Here I present Sophia Rose the way she looked when we first got her. They had shaved her fur when she arrived at the rescue place because she was so matted.


Here she is two months later. Fur is growing in and she's getting all fluffy. LK refers to her as Fuzz Ball. Isn't she so cute?!



She is also totally housebroken now and has been for about a month. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about that part because I've never done that before. Positive reinforcement goes a lohohohong way, as does realizing that when they potty in the house it's pretty much the fault of the person, not the dog.
My friend HerbiFaery recommended a book called The Tao of Bow Wow. It is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it. The Dog Whisperer DVD with Paul Owens has a lot of good information as well. This one really helped with the fact that Sophia Rose is a small dog. It's harder to train them to sit the way you would a larger dog. We used the "magnet game" and it worked beautifully. I think that these two things complement each other well.

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7 comments:

Kelly said...

Does she have a little Maltese in her? Now that her fur is growing out, she looks a little bit like our Pixie dog.

Aliceson said...

She's much cuter as a fuzz ball!

Zayna said...

Awwwwwww...she is such a cutie.

Shady Lady said...

Kelly, we're really not sure. They told us she was Chihuahua/Yorkie, but she looks like she's got something else in her, doesn't she?

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cute doggy.

Lisa said...

She is so cute. The Little Ladies just love seeing pictures of her.

lisa :)

Momma Bear said...

she looks happy as hell, you go little doggy with your cute, fluffy self! :P