Apparently, a liver and white springer spaniel, should have amber eyes (or rarely they can have very bright blue like a husky). Maybe the eye colour of Ruby is still changing as for now, we reckon her eyes are more hazel green, than amber, what do you think:
She is growing in leaps and bounds and now weighs around 6.3kg. She has had all her injections, is out for short walks and undergoing training. When asked, she will sit, most of the time. Her recall is coming along nicely, especially to the whistle and she will retrieve but not always bring it back!
She is for the most part, toilet trained to go outdoors, but still has the odd accident indoors. She is dry at night and sleeps through the night.
We are monitoring her daytime sleeping as left to her own devices, she would nap rather than sleep and certainly wasn't taking the 'normal' amount of 16 - 20 hours in a day (including nights). We now put her back in her crate, with a few bits of kibble, several times a day and after whining/crying pitifully for a few minutes, will then fall asleep. This seems to be helping her quite a bit.
However, her one bugbear is biting and biting hard. She doesn't seem to have developed as much bite inhibition as we think she should have. DB's trousers have some extra vents in them now, as do quite a few of his jumpers. Being on blood thinners doesn't help as often she draws blood:(
This was expected but oft times, she seems to go overboard and works herself into a frenzy of snarling, biting and leaping at you. Again, apparently, all normal.
She just won't stop jumping up at us when we try to sit down and that is when she really goes off on one of her tirades! We stand up and ignore her, ask her to get off. She gets down, we praise her for getting down, we sit down she jumps up again. This scenario happens quite a lot. Today she discovered she can now get up completely on the chair and launched herself when I had a full mug of hot tea in my hand - it was a pretty close call, for both of us.
The vets recommend time out, trainer isn't too keen on it but time out does seem to calm her down (usually the second one). It is the one thing that really irritates us, and upsets me, about her and we sincerely hope we can get her out of it soon. Other than that, she is a joy:)