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The Real Jingle is HERE3

Aaaaahhhh.  She is crazy.  Now that all her “issues” seem to have passed we are  getting to see more and more of her personality.  I never thought dogs could have ADHD but I think she does.  If the wind blows she must bark at it, run after it and try to catch it.  If there is a branch down, she must bring it inside with all the berries, twigs and dirt attached.  If we are gone she must figure out how to get on the kitchen island and know everything off… or today, chew the corner of the chess board, open it up and chew, not the chess pieces, but the piece inside that holds all the pieces nice and organized.  Last week at obedience class Jingle was called to the front of the class to show “what not to do” and as an example of a high strung and easily distracted dog.  We are not in Kansas anymore.  She has so much energy  I am concerned she is younger than one and might get bigger and continue to chew, chew, chew…oh did I mention the rug and …. wait for it… that we are getting a new couch delivered Wednesday.  Oooh the joy of a Jingle.  She is beyond sweet and loving.  She is acclimating to our home and I think she is finally feeling she belongs.  I mock her with a smile on my face and a giggle in my heart.  She is learning.  She is amazing at all her tricks when there are no distractions.  She will even let me put a treat on her paw and leave it until I tell her she can take it.  She just has so much energy she doesn’t know what to do with it.  She has the freedom of the house and the yard when we are not home; we just went to the pet store to get some more chew bones that may be Jingle indestructible (she chewed through  her “indestructible” Kong toys).

We built her a ramp to join my daughter on her swing set.  Guess what she now does… yep… you guessed it.  She slides…or runs… down the slide.  I can’t figure out how to attach the video,  I will try to share it on Tripawds FB page.






  1.    4myty at February 2nd, 2015 10:56 PM:

    Antlers, lots of them!! Deer, elk, does not matter. They sell them at the pet store. A bit pricey, but less expensive than furniture. I have one laying in just about every room. I only wish I would have discovered them earlier. Most of my wood furniture has the corners chewed. Oh, and put them up at night. They are so noisy if someone gets up and decides to chew.


    •    baprance at February 2nd, 2015 11:13 PM:

      We did get her one antler and she loved it but now doesn’t even pay attention to it. They are horrible to step on in the middle of the night. PetsMart gave me some other suggestions or maybe I just need more antlers to interest her.


  2.    jerry at February 3rd, 2015 2:26 PM:

    Oh my gosh that is pure PUPPY LIFE! Thankfully it doesn’t last forever. Keep up with the training and find ways to keep her occupied with obedience games, things DO get better.

    As for video, you’ll need to upload it to YouTube or Photobucket, then paste the URL in your post editor. Facebook won’t allow you to embed videos here.


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