Raising Molly

Molly, the Pyrenees sheepdog, has been with us for (almost) three weeks now. It has been a fun and occasionally frustrating time. It has also been an amazing learning experience – as much for us, as for our fluffy friend.

Day One
Growing Bigger
And Bigger

Raising a well behaved, manageable dog is the only option when one is dealing with a dog that will soon be able to get the upper paw. Training is an ongoing effort – and one that is, fortunately going fairly well. At almost three months old, Molly is (pretty much) potty trained. She has learned to sit patiently while waiting to be fed. She is a natural at the ‘sit’ and ‘come’ command. She has ACED the ‘stay’ command – staying even when I walk across the yard, out of sight, and back to her. πŸ‘ She understands down, stop, drop it, leave it, bring it, and NO. She doesn’t generally comply – but she understands. πŸ™„ She is getting better at walking on her leash and doesn’t always chew on it. Sometimes she does, but not ALWAYS. πŸ˜‰

Molly is shaping up to be a natural sheepdog – not that we have sheep, but she would be a great help if we did. All dogs have their own quirks – but hers are with such purpose. She is always alert to dangerous intruders, but in a very inconspicuous and calm manner.

  • She does her business in one place – the most ‘hidden’ obscure corner of our yard
  • She follows RIGHT behind us – she will not walk ahead of us. (Which would be great, except Dan and I tend to take a step back on a rediculously regular basis).
  • She is SO quiet – we don’t hear her coming or going, and we seldom realize that she is RIGHT behind us – until we take a step back.
  • She keeps hidden when she sleeps. πŸ˜‚
You can’t see me…

So far, so good! Every day is an adventure with our Molly as she finds her place in our home and hearts. πŸ€—πŸ’Ÿ

Love those white eyelashes. πŸ™‚

That’s it for today! Take care and have a great day! πŸ’ž


30 thoughts on “Raising Molly

  1. I had to laugh at that last comment! Steffi has chewed up several pillows in the living room, but she is mostly over it now that she is two. We definitely keep doors closed! πŸ™‚

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  2. Our Kat hated anything stuffed! She destroyed stuffed toys, cushions, pillows, and destuffed much livingroom armchair when we were at work one day. It must have taken her all day as she was still a really small pup at the time.

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  3. I laughed that Molly doesn’t comply, but she understands. You are doing a marvelous job of training her. Thanks for mentioning white eyelashes. I would have missed those.

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  4. We just installed a second gate to fence off the living room from our intrepid explorer. Today a woodchuck waddled within sight of our “fierce” sheep dog. She just kept on playing with her outside toys and ignored it completely. I love watching Molly grow. It keeps connecting me with our dog looking for the things similar and different.

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  5. At this point nothing seems Molly – even the traffic and skateboards and kids outside the gate. She just sits in her corner of the yard and observes. We have only used our gate once. Dan put it at the top of our basement stairs, although I don’t think she would try going there.

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  6. Such a cutie patutie! They grow so fast! It will be great once you can start walking her once she’s done with her shots. She sure makes me SMILE!! Hi Molly! ❀️🀩

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  7. It took Emmy several months to get over her fear of the stairs. Now she runs upstairs and frolics around. We have a gate at the top of the stairs from when the grandkids were little. We are using it again.

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  8. Somehow she hasn’t even considered the basement stairs. My husband told our late dog that there was a bear down there. Once we had to carry her down there for a tornado warning and she protested loudly.

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  9. We went to my son’s this weekend. They have a lot of steps indoors and out. Molly didn’t like any of them. I am sure our late dogs pass on the misinformation that our husbands taught them. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

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