Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—47 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 47 weeks old, 63 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
47 weeks old (about 10 1/2 months)
You can usually tell the time of the day by Mia's ears. First thing in the morning the ear on the left will be perked straight up, but as the day goes on and she gets tired it drops.
Mia found a dead mole on the porch, courtesy of the cats, and began to play with it. Pounce!! Mia! Give me that. I toss the mole over the fence into the goat field like I do with all the other cat kills I find.
If it were one of the other two dogs that would have been the end of it. But Mia is a bully-headed girl. She ran over to the fence and spent a long time trying to figure out how to get past the wire so she could get the mole back. Mia, get away from there!
Power of the Walk
When Mia goes to the crossfit gym with Amie and she has not had a walk, sometimes the excitement overwhelms her and she can't sit calm while everyone works out.
She sees other dogs and cries to be with them.
However, if she is taken for a walk before she arrives she is calm and happy to hang out no matter what is going on around her. A pack walk not only drains her physical energy, but calms her mind. Hyperactivity in a dog is a sign of an imbalance.
Mia hanging while Amie works out
Mia is very affectionate and loves to be up-close touching humans.
Sometimes a little too close. Mia, the tongue!
Mia taking a nap while the people at the gym work out.
Good babies, waiting patiently for mommy to read dog food labels.
Raising a Puppy: Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit)
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- The Walk: Passing Other Dogs
- Introducing Dogs
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- Understanding your puppy or dog
- Runaway Dog!
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