Dog street art wanted

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This weekend we took a trip to my boyfriend’s father and he had a room with huge mirrors. Monti thought there was another dog in the room and started barking at 8:45 in the morning. The people living below must have had a great start this day with a crazy dog upstairs. 😉

Later that day we went for a two hour walk since the weather was so nice, snow and the temperature was not to bad. We saw three bichon frisé and two dachs hounds on the walk, people in the area clearly loves dogs.

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We walked under a bridge and saw this super cool street art. I love street art but have yet to see street art with dogs in it. Maybe I need to make some myself, a wall with a bloodhound our a mastiff 🙂

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Pig ear yum yum

It has been super cold and I have not walked Monti as much because of it. 12-celcius and winds. But he is Trying out treats and today he got one of his favourites, dry pig ear! So I bet he is happy anyway. He is not allergic to his liver treats and cheese so we are using that to motivate him when training tricks. I also hide treats in the snow so he can dig them up, great nosework 🙂
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Sit pretty

sit prettyIf you excuse my bad picture and if you can se it then this is Monti sitting pretty! I have been working on this for over a month and when he got cheese as a reward there was no stopping him. For at least five seconds he sat pretty and my camera was not there to capture the moment but I tried to right after he did it! We will train much more tomorrow but now he is so tired from all the training. I am shure that the landlord could hear me scream in joy when he did it for the first time, I am so PROUD OF HIM.

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I did it with the help of a dog trainer named Zak George, you may have seen him from animal planet our from super fetch :). He has a bunch of videos on you tube and has his own Facebook dog training profile so go check him out.

How it all started

I always knew I wanted a dog, I have wanted one since I was four years old and I saw the old woman with the little white dog in her basket on her bike. Everyday I would se this old woman with her little friend, I never saw her without him. After that I begged and hoped and had dreams at night that I got a white little curly dog, this didn’t come true until I was twenty-one years old and the dog was not white but black and much bigger.

When I was twenty-one the autumn/winter of 2011 I made up my mind, I AM going to have a dog, I have waited forever and now is the time. Our landlord said we could have a dog in the apartment and the search started for the perfect dog for me and my boyfriend. At first I contacted a shelter who adopted away dogs to new homes, they said we didn’t have a match for us and that we could try somewhere else. After a few calls I knew this didn’t work out so I dropped the whole thing. The next thing we did was to go online and search for dogs who needed new homes, I got some e-mails back but never any luck at all with those either. Me and my boyfriend then started to look online for dogs for sale. I was on many breeder sites and contacted many but this one struck me and we looked at the puppy’s for a long time, the pictures had thirteen little baby labrador mix puppy’s and we decided to call. The woman was very nice and said we could go and visit, if we liked any of the puppy’s we could bring it home with us! For real? three days later We scheduled to bring our new family member home.

On the big day my boyfriend was home to get the apartment ready and I was going to pick up Monti, we both thought that was a pretty name for him. I called my brother and sister in-law and me and them drove to the breeder and had a hard trouble finding the way, but at last we found the farm where he was born in a stable. The stable had a puppy room with indoor heating and since the weather quite hot the dogs where outside when we got there. I presented myself and talked long with the woman and she started to single out the dogs that had already been selected out by families. They where all so alike, all twelve was black and only one beige. She said there was two left and she picked them up. Monti was the smallest one in the litter and I held him first, my brother held the other one and said I should hold him to. But my mind was made up, Monti licked my face and leaned against me, this is the one! I put him on the ground and called him, he came running with his little face towards me. Off we went home to his new home.

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We got a dog! A best friend and a companion for life. When he had his vaccine and micro chip the vet said that Monti is very healthy and has the potential to grow very old. We truly believe and hope so to.

Christmas

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This christmas was great, we went to a cabin and Monti was outside all day! Playing in the snow and getting tired. I have never seen him so tired before, he was not even interested in going outside at night to do his final toilet rounds, me and my boyfriend was supriced. This year Monti got a new dog bed to have in his crate and a stuffed animal from my mother, that stuffed animal is dead now. He also got a chew toy from his aunt and uncle ♥ Now it’s back to normal and I want to sign up for a obedience class soon, but not until the snow is gone.

Happy New year!

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Happy New year from us, I had a great time and monti was very calm about the fireworks.  Now it is back to normal after christmas and busy times. Tonight we are watching american horror story, belive it or not but Monti loves watching TV! ♥♥♥