Today Tyanna's staples were removed from her incision. That being said, she has been given a full clearance from the vet to return to her normal lifestyle. The incision still looks a little nasty, but I was told that it would "clean itself up" and turn into a "pretty" scar in no time. That was good news for my stomach...
Ty was a another PRs house from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon. Overall she got a good report: she was excellent with the house cat, settled in well at work, had good house manners, etc etc. The PR did mention things that I already knew about though: she has dog distraction, and a slight adolescent "stubborn side". I've been working really hard with her dog distraction, but have seen little progress. Does anyone have any tips? Tyanna is still putting up a fight about putting on her vest, which part of me thinks may be an adolescent behavior, but it is still something that needs to be fixed.
Today I took Ty on her first trip to Costco. She was at first a little nervous around the huge carts and loud noises, but quickly adjusted. Her people distractibility has improved loads, and she really only loses focus at the people who insist on smooching, whistling, and calling her to come to them. Being a lab, I don't really blame her though. We practiced commands in the aisles of food, and took some time to sit in the demo chairs and watch the carts and people go by. I even let her pick our a new dog bed, which she couldn't wait to use:
The tired pup is currently laying by my feet wrapped up in one of my blankets (that she decided to make her own)...sound asleep.