S is for lots of words as you'll see in the slideshow! The first thing we had to teach Tegan was SIT and the next was STAY. She is pretty good at those things, but now we have to teach her to heel and come on command. In the meantime, we enjoy watching her snoop around for stinky smells at the park, trying to stretch out on the chair where she used to be able to share it with a toy or two and now slides off when she falls asleep, snoozing while lying flat on her back, running after her when she swipes our shoes (we now make sure the shoes are in the closet), scratching, enjoying sunbeams either inside or out, chasing and chewing on sticks (the bigger the better), learning how to swim (it actually came quite naturally to her), chuckling when she snores, slobbering on and sleeping with Daddy's socks, and so much more.
She has been a real joy to us in the almost 4 months we've had her, but we realize that she has been getting away with a few things that we must switch up. The most important is making her walk properly on the leash. Because she needs a lot of exercise, we've been taking her to the park or another area where she's allowed to run freely. Now she needs lessons to not pull me when she's on the leash (because of my back). So, we'll be seeing to that little problem to find a solution soon!
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