Update on Kyrie General Chat

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    Update on Kyrie

    Well, she’s a bit over 16 months old now, and is more than I ever hoped for.

    Kyrie understands pretty much everything we say, and while very energetic, is incredibly well behaved, friendly with other dogs and people, and isn’t destructive at all.

    She only becomes agressive when I am (when I do, she goes from calm to snarling and straining at the end of the leash to whatever the recipient of my concern is), and she seems to pick up instantly on everything I do.

    It’s late, more on everything tomorrow.
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    Well, this one obviously got away from me, sorry!

    Kyrie will be two on May 2, 2019, and has matured into quite a dog.

    She minds very well, sits, stands up, lies down, heels, fetches, comes, stays, and responds to many other commands and “signals;” as she has quite the vocabulary of words that she understands, which apparently grows each day.

    She’s also done quite a job in helping to train my wife’s Australian Shepherd, who turned one this week.

    Kyrie loves to ride in my truck and boat, and watches everything, even when they’re quite some distance away. She started out watching things on our street, but that quickly grew to watching things on other streets, and across the canal. She then started noticing birds and squirrels up in the trees, and running down the power lines. When she started watching helicopters and planes, I figured that would be it, but the other night, she stopped, and when I turned around, she was looking up at the moon!

    I constantly have to remind myself that her being so aware and observant are great traits for a watch dog, because it’s definitely a pain when you just want her to go potty, and she’s intently watching someone two streets over putting out their trash!

    She was a lot of work, and took a great deal of time and attention when she was a pup, but now I can’t imagine life without my Kyrie.

    She’s always loved kids, and here she is with my eight year old granddaughter: E8275CFA-1CC8-4BD9-A729-B50EB88CDB8B.jpeg
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    Correction:

    Kyrie will be two on May 22, 2019, not May 2.

    Sorry about posting this as a “reply,” but I couldn’t find a way to edit my previous post...
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    It sounds like you have done a great job in training Kyrie - and what a lovely picture of Kyrie and your granddaughter! :)
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    Isn't it just great when all the early effort pays off.

    She's lovely x
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    Thanks to all for your kind comments!

    I forgot to mention that Kyrie’s also very protective.

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    When she looks at you, you can sense the intelligence behind those eyes.

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