Monday, January 15, 2007

Jazmine




Or just Jazz. That's what I call her. She's a dalmation and hound mix. She's got the look of the dalmation but the personality of the hound which mean she's pretty and she smells everything. She has sniffed, no joke, every square inch of carpet in this house. She's about 15 months old and Tracie and I adopted her on Saturday. She's deaf and has some food allergies. She can't eat a lot of animal proteins so she's kinda a vegetarian which is pretty cool cuz so are her new owners. She's been moved around a lot so we hope she'll be happy after she adjusts to her knew home. We've been working on some hand signals to teach her how to go for a walk, sit, lay, and other things. She can feel vibrations through the floor, too, so if we need to get her attention we just stomp. We also watch The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan which is a totally awesome how and if you have a dog you need to watch that show, too. Tracie and I are trying to establish ourselves as "pack leaders" by staying calm and assertive and trying to encourage Jazz to reach a calm submissive state. There's a behavior specialist that has worked with her for a while with one of her former owners and she's going to come help us on Friday using a pen light as a reinforcer. Right now, we're giving her a thumbs up to let her know she's doing right. Well, that's Jazz, if you wanna come meet her, I'm sure she'd love to meet you, too.

2 comments:

wanderingshadow said...

I definatly have to meet her at some point.

andiewade said...

you weirdo no-meat hippies and you're weirdo no-meat hippie dog....

but she sure is a cutie :)