Thursday, 21 January 2016

Mochi is now 15 weeks old, 5.1 lbs, and just had her 3rd shot.

Mochi is doing well.  She is now 15.5 weeks old, 5.1 lbs.  She just had her 3rd set of shots, which means she can now officially go outside.  The vet could feel her ribs, so Mochi is a little underweight. We will be giving her more food and also going to move to a new flavour of Fromm, Surf and Turf. Mochi was normal after this shot, no after effects unlike the last time.

Mochi has finished her 3rd puppy socialization/training class.  They (very) slowly introduce other dogs and they stress having a break to lower their excitement before playing again.  They also introduced training using a 'platform'.  I found it helped in teaching Mochi to do commands from a greater distance.  Check-out Mochi's latest video while on a platform here.

Mochi's YouTube Channel here.

Read more about 'platforms'.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Mochi is now 13 weeks (3 months) old and 4.6 lbs.

January 6, 2016

Mochi is now 13 weeks old and attended her first of six puppy socialization classes for pups between 10 to 20 weeks old (at DogSmart).  There were 5 other dogs, but they all just kept their distance for their first day as instructed.

We were taught to use a clicker, touch and impulse control.  Mochi's already used to the clicker from the beginning :)  But the instructor wanted Mochi to stand, but we've taught her to sit for everything.  So we have to work on the stand.

Mochi has now started to like more food.  She now likes the beef toothpaste she didn't like a few weeks ago.  She also likes apples now too. 

We are switching her kibble from Canadian Naturals to FrommDogFoodAdvisor gives Fromm 4 out of 5 stars.  Mochi also likes Stella & Chewy's Meal Mixers sprinkled on her food and as a training treat.  We aren't ready to go to a raw food diet just yet.

Switching to new food

Mochi at 13 weeks