here's a pic of gilly i snapped last night on my iphone. she's totally NOT a puppy anymore. i think she's beautiful and graceful, but i do miss the puppy days. i don't miss the sharp puppy teeth and biting, but i do miss being able to walk her on a leash without pulling my arm out of the socket.
her stitches are out and she's healed up from being spayed. she's been pretty cooped up the last few weeks. i think she's hitting that adolescent "teenage" rebellious time. this article explains it perfectly.
she's ready for more training classes, more socialization with other dogs, more exercise, etc... but am i ready? i think so!
i see a big difference in training philosophies out there. i believe a dog can be trained using 100% positive reinforcement, and we are working to never resort to yelling, shoving, choke collars, etc... she's a good dog and just needs a little guidance from us.
here are some pics from when gilly was a pup: