Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Seriously, Izzy has been to one class so far, and she is working on walking in a straight line on a leash, being quiet in the crate, eating all of her food, sit, wait, and hurry. She's really good at "hurry."
Izzy thinks that Skippy is a Golden Retreiver, too. She really wants him to play with her and would rather play than eat. Skippy is a willing participant ~ most of the time.
In this photo, Izzy is trying to convince Skippy that she absolutely will not maul him in the tunnel.
Patty and Gang
Just have to tell you again how grateful we are for all the guidance and affection that Ingrid received under your care. She is the most gentle and loving and smart little girl (ouch! but she does bite :-) We are working on that. Psychologists say that we are a product of nature and nurture. Your gang certainly did provide the necessary ingredients to fully nurture Ingrid. She sits on command; retrieves and drops toys almost on target; knows "kennel", "let's go" and "hurry", takes her toys to something that looks like a bed, curls up at our feet while we work in the kitchen (even if the food is not for her); subsequent to a barking good time on nights two and three, she is a silent sleeper; during class #2 she was the only quiet puppy during crate time - she is just plain wonderful! It took us 3 months to train our first puppy how to retrieve and drop. Fred had to make believe he was a puppy to demonstrate retrieve and drop! How did you accomplish so much with Ingrid in such a short time? People can't get over her beautiful coloration and her little "mohawk" hairdo on her nose. Blessings upon you all as you continue raising exceptional puppies for exceptional people.
Fred and Adrienne
p.s. Ingrid says "hi" to Izzy
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
It looks like I woke up the gang during nap time - and all I wanted was a photo of them sleeping! Dennis and I have vowed to oil our door hinges before the next litter since there is no sneaking around with this troop.