katijya is keeping us busy but my goodness, she's such a good puppy!
the day that we got her, one of her ears was floppy but it straightened out the very next day. she loves sticks.
she has several chew toys, several balls, a stuffed garfield, a stuffed bumblebee and a shoe.
i am sorry for the bad quality of the pics and the poses but she is a very beautiful girl.
and big. and strong. but she has had no bonding issues and loves us. she's also very interested in the cats but they absolutely hate her. for now. they'll soon realize that she will love and protect them, too. but cats are....well, cats.
she's already learned her daily routine and alerts us when she needs to go outside to do her business. after she does her business, she gets a solid 20 minutes of running, playing ball, digging and chewing on sticks. we wear her out and then walk her a few times around the house and then bring her back into the house. we do this 4-5 times a day and she is really learning.
if you are interested in an excellent site about huskies - go to Shiba Shake. we have been learning much from this site and have noticed how well she learns the various commands. she comes when we call her to "come", she knows her name, she has started biting more gently (we "yip" when she bites and it seems to have taught her in less than a week not to bite hard), she sits, she walks with us without jumping too much (in less than a week of training!), and she goes right to sleep after her time outdoors.
i feel like i want to name her "Framboise Manor-ijya" - that's how well-suited she is for us and the manor.
if any of you have tips or tricks, feel free to leave us a comment. she is our first family dog and a better one couldn't be asked for. but i know that many of you have been raising dogs on your homesteads for years. we appreciate any advice that you may have in your personal experience.