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All you have to do is look at these eyes!!!!!

This little guy is going to be one smart little bugger!!!! He makes eye contact like crazy!!!!! He studies things and gives things thought. He searches YOUR eyes for information. I have heard that when they make good eye contact, they will be easy to train. Can someone confirm this or give their thoughts on it?

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Hummingbird59

May each and every person who has been following this story find a blessing, and a ray of sunshine, and a bit of wisdom that has been shared by fellow Jigidiers in their comments they have left.

In case the comment below is missed somehow on the other puzzles.....please allow me to post it on each of the adventures of Callie Lou and her brother............

I am THANKFUL for soooooooooooo many things!!!!!!!! I stumbled into Jigidi not so long ago. Not only has Callie Lou found a community filled with support, well wishes, wisdom, sharing, caring, tips and warmth, it has become so evident to me too :-)))))))))) I am so thankful for Jigidi and all of its wonderful people. What a great way for everyone to start off the new year. I am thrilled to have been part of Calli Lou's and her brothers life and the oppertunity to share it with the world. For such tiny pups, they have indeed traveled all around the world. The love that wasn't there from their beginning has now been multiplied beyond count and we all embrace their future with high hopes. I am so greatful for Libby welcoming Callie into her home and heart!!!!! My husband stands tall in my eyes for all that he has done for these little guys. His very first emergency trip to the vets office to find something to combat the fleas, another trip that night for oatmeal shampoo aftr learning fleas might could jump 6 feet LOL LOL LOL, the early morning visit to the vet to get their first shots and deworming, the trips to fetch food and toys LOL, his tender heart, and his patience with me through all this, makes him one special guy in my book!!!! He has always been good to me. God blessed me with my husband and our son and He has always had His hand in my life!!!!! I learned a good while back that when we ask of Him things and it seems that He doesn't answer, that we are often asking for the wrong things. I am sure many of you have seen this in your lives too? Sometimes we just need to change what we are asking for and then do some searching for what He has already provided for us. He has promised to supply us with every need. We just have to do our part and search out those supplies that He already has in place.

I am delighted that the story of these two little pups have touched so many lives. I am thankful for each of you that have shared in their journey and best of all, we all have something good to look forward to because of Libby. Who could ask for more? LOL

So here is to ALL of Jigidi and to the future!!!!!!! :-)))))))))))))))))))) Hugs and appreciation all around with more to come :-)))))))))))))

Hummingbird59

Please let me post this on the puzzles and then I will be back with replies to the comments :-)

Let me give all of you and update for today. When the trucker guy was a no show, and then our decision not to let the other lady have her because they had numerous other dogs that were kept in pens, it was back to us keeping her. But since she is part Lab, I fear that the alligators in the pond would eat her if she went for a swim, coupled with us living next to the highway that my husband found the puppies, we would need a fenced in back yard to keep her safe....which we don't have. It has been an emotional roller coaster ride with trying to decide whethr or not to keep her. But the latest news is that the trucker guy might end up with her after all.

Here is what happened today. It turned out that my husband was calling the wrong number yesterday when he was trying to get in touch with the guy. He finally realized his mistake and dialed the right number. The guy saw where we had tried to call him, so he called us back early this morning and hubby told him he could still have her. He came right on out. BUT....I was royally ticked at not hearing from him yesterday.....I would have expected a call saying that he was unable to come right then and would come for her today......but come to find out, he was in a section of Florida where he did not have reception. Anyway, being the grump pot that I am early in the morning, I made some hard fast rules. He could come and look at her but he could not take her home with him today. I want to test him to see if he keeps his word about getting her tomorrow. The poor little thing is still scratching like crazy, so back to the vet she went after he left. The vet took about 20 minutes with her but saw no reason to prescribe anything. He said that her skin was just dry and causing the itching. Probably the massive flea infestation didn't help either.

Anyway, Bella is still with us and we will see if she goes home with the guy tomorrow. There will still be some rules though. If he will let us take a picture of him holding her, give us his address, and promise to check in with us or let us call him, then I will feel better about letting her go. I so want to keep her, but like I said, I am afraid that something would happen to her due to the pond and road issue.

I do know one thing......this guy is going to have to prove himself worthy of her before I let him take her. If you are thinking that I can be a grump pot at times then you would be right. I fight hard when something comes down to "the principle of the thing!!!"

Hummingbird59

I did indeed loose my internet last night while trying to answer comments. Windstream got another call LOL as I was pretty ticked about the instability of my internet. Work is still going on with the lines but the tech support guy put us down to have a repairman come out today and check everything on our end. Low and behold, MY MODEM has been at fault. The repairman just left and I now have a new modem AND INTERNET!!!!!!!!! YESSS!!!!!!! Update to follow in just a bit.....I want to let everybody know why there were no updates yesterday and no new photos.

puzzaddled

Good grief...I thought I posted a comment several hours ago and it seems to have disappeared....or maybe I forgot to push the button...

I just wanted to say thank you again to you and your husband...these little eyes would turn most hearts to positive gestures. (It makes it even harder to understand the cruel act.)

From my non-professional experience, eye contact is generally good but I would encourage training it. Since he naturally does it, put you hand up towards your eyes and say *(puppy's name) watch* to reinforce this behaviour. This is very handy when you want to do further training or to take their concentration away from something else.

Without the context of his body language too, I don't know whether his eye contact is dominance behaviour or insecurity (looking to you for direction). I don't know how many dogs you have had but it sounds like you are very comfortable and knowledgeable yourself. Check out the various information sources and go with your gut too (obviously you have a good feel for animals). Of course, I am assuming here that this little fellow might be staying a little longer with you...lol.

wolflady

I love this one too, he looks just like mine when she was a youngster. They are smart dogs,
and will learn quickly. Take care, and keep us posted. Tks.

roerick3

I've fallen in love with those eyes already and want to make him mine. I wonder how large he will get? The Vet couldn't guess what else he might be besides Lab? He looks so alert and intelligent that I I bet he will be easy to train. Lots of love and positive reinforcement and he will be picking up things within a week. Start with small things---sit is really easy. Hold a treat above his nose and lift it higher and say sit as you move the treat and you will get him to put his butt on the floor quickly and easily. Practice that 3-4 times a day for 5 min. at a time and he'll learn it within a week and then go on to something else. Only work on one thing at a time besides potty training them so you don't overload them. I've trained lots of dogs and have always enjoyed seeing how quickly many dogs catch on--faster than humans. Hope that helps.

wilddog

Thank you for keeping us informed on the puppies progress. He is also a cutie. Have you named them yet? They do need names of their own. I wonder if they have a little beagle in them. My friend has a dog Phoebe that is lab with beagle. Her face and fur and the body is lab with short legs like a beagle.

Jawz2

Seems to me to be a pretty bright little fellow! Having had rescue dogs (My hubby and I have one now), I've found that, at least for me, they seem to so appreciate the love they get. Having been without, even at a young age, they seem to remember, and know the the difference between having no love and care, and finding love and care. Bless you and your hubby!

Hummingbird59

Gemstone, he definitely makes eye contact and will hold that eye contact......looking for direction perhaps.

Doglovertoo, you will know when you can handle another :-)

Robryan, those eyes will definitely do the trick!!!!!

Lyndee, yep, only 24 hours :-)

Canoekaw, I was wondering at what age they would fetch. Thanks for the info!!!! Tomorrow, while outside, I will give it a try and will let you guys know how it goes :-)

Maryrob

Aren't puppies wonderful?

canoekaw

I love my lab but I always have to remember they are dog with determination. They must have something to do and they love toys to chew up. They will play fetch just as soon as they understand the idea.

lyndee

Awww! What a difference 24 hours makes!

robryan

He's sooo cute - how could you resist!! I hope you can find good homes for them if you don't keep them!

doglovertoo

OMG - he is so darling. Would like to adopt him, but I'm too old to go through the puppy stage. Keep us up to date on their progress. Again, God bless you for giving them your TLC!!!!!!!!

gemstone

I can't confirm this "professionally"...but personally, if he's making eye contact he wants to please you and will try his darndest to do what you want...lots of patience and lots of praise will do it in my books. :DDD