July 30, 2006
Luna is 5 months
old, and she is loosing her teeth. Luna is Bella’s puppy – Bella is also listed
on our web site. Luna is a red smooth and weighs about 13 lbs – still with some
growing to do. Luna is in a puppy chewing stage because of her teeth.
Luna knows some commands.
She is crate-trained for the most part (she does have accidents once in awhile),
but she knows what to do when she gets out in the yard as far as bathroom etiquette.
She is somewhat unreliable so we would not call her housebroken, but she is working
on it (and she is still young) – so she needs a home where she will get help and
a regular schedule.
Luna has a unique personality.
She is very active, but very sensitive. Luna is very very shy and screams when
someone she doesn't know approaches her – very nervous with new people. She is
very submissive when a new person comes close. Luna needs help developing confidence
in her self and perhaps a bit of obedience training will help her. She walks on
a leash but pulls hard.
Luna will be brought up
to date on shots and spayed before she is placed. Luna can be placed with her
mother Bella if you are looking for two griffs.
Luna is located in Youngstown,
If you would like more information,
contact Vicki. If you are interested
in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
Keep in mind that we prefer
to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone
from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to
fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
September 3, 2006
Luna has been Adopted!
September 21, 2006 Update:
Luna goes with Rubys other griff Tessa each day over to Rubys mothers house where they visit with Buddy the mothers griff Lunas version of day care!
Luna is doing great! We are so thrilled and happy with her!
We walk every morning around 5:15 am and practice no pulling on the leash. She still pulls, but not as bad as she did at first. I am sure that we will progress nicely in this area. When she begins to pull, I stop and she has to sit and stay until she has calmed down and can continue walking again.
We took her to Michigan last weekend and she stayed with us in the hotel, then went to my nieces with us and played in her fenced back yard with a Corgi named, Ein and a Dashund named Flash. Luna played well and seems well socialized with other dogs. No fighting over food, toys or treats! All are puppies with Luna and Ein being the eldest ( 7 months ).
Soon we will begin our obedience classes and more than likely we will continue on with agility. There is an Agility club here in town that I never knew existed! My sister took her dog there for obedience classes so I put a call in to them to get more information.
Luna is so much fun! Full of energy and my older Griffon Tessa (12 ) runs with her in the back yard and plays with Luna. I am so glad that Tessa likes her and will play. Luna has numerous toys and we are working on simple hand commands for sit, stay, and down until our obedience classes begin.
Potty training is coming along, we take her out about every two hours, I have a treat system going and we now have the bell by the door for her to begin using. Hopefully we won't have any more accidents after a couple of weeks of consistent training.
Luna sleeps in her crate at night and I have purchased her a plush cushion for the bottom of her crate. She has only had one submissive wetting episode as of this date, and I have not heard her scream yet. We expose her to as many new people that we can, and my neighbor will walk her in his backyard so that she is handled by different people.
Luna is great, spunky, cute and mischevious (to say the least) She thinks the kitchen chair is hers and claimed it the first day that she was here.
I will be more than happy to keep you updated on her progress, and of course send you a picture now and again.
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