We’re Having Quite The Time Training Maggie

We’re trying to crate train, leash train, and potty trian Maggie right now. She picked up on potty training by the end of the day yesterday, and is letting us know when she needs to go out or going on a puppy pad. But, earlier in the day yesterday she had a few accidents around the house. She’s only 9 weeks old so can’t hold her bladder well, so we’re letting the accidents go for now. She also woke us up at 5:45 am this morning needing to go to the bathroom outside. David took her outside and she went just fine. This, I feel, is pretty impressive for a 9 week old puppy. Still, I’m pretty tired from being woken up so early. I did fall back asleep after an hour or so, but didn’t get enough sleep anyways.

Maggie and I walked 13 laps around the house yesterday in order to exercise her and leash train her. She hasn’t had all her shots so she can’t leave our yard. I just decided then to walk a few laps around it every time we go out to use the bathroom, which is every hour and a half during the day or so. She’s picking up on leash training but tends to walk behind me.

It’s funny, I actually leash trained the cats faster than I did her and some of the other dogs that I’ve trained! I must be a cat whisperer or something. The cats all knew to walk in front of me right away, whereas Maggie and some of the other dogs I’ve walked kind of lag behind until they are trained. I still think though that Maggie is doing quite well for her age. She was able to get enough exercise in to sleep through part of the night.

She does not like the crate, though. David and I are trying different things, like giving her treats in it and feeding her in it, to get her used to it. She’s going to have to get used to it so that I can put her in there when I go to appointments. She’s sleeping in there at night too until she’s fully potty trained, and once she is she can sleep in our bed.

Patrick got into a couple of fights with her yesterday. She wanted to play with him while he was on my lap and he simply wanted lap time. He batted at her and eventually bit her pretty hard when she wouldn’t leave him alone. Now, she tends to keep some space from him, which is good, because he can get aggressive when he’s angry.

In other news, I’m getting the EBV Quantiative PCR test run on me this week. It tells you how much EBV is in your DNA. I’ve been told that if it’s high that infectious disease doctors may actually take my case. Still, though, it was like pulling teeth to get my primary to run it for me. I don’t think that she has any idea what she’s doing when it comes to EBV, and for some reason doesn’t seem to want to help me with the CAEBV as well, except for filling my LDN. Other than that, she dismisses my concerns most of the time. It’s frustrating. I’m probably going to find another primary care in the near future.

Well, I’m going to go and take a nap with the animals. Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below.

Perdi decided that my Reborn June’s Moses Basket makes a good bed
Maggie playing last night

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