Yarrow has been away a week. So what is going on in Yarrow’s world? Well she is working on confidence building. She is in the middle of a fear stage and so she is working on getting through that. After a lot of talk with her trainer (who I trust 1000%, yes the extra zero is on purpose) Yarrow will be staying an extra month for more training. That is a long time for us to be apart, hard for me particularly, but she needs this if I want her to be able to work and I do. So here we are.
So what is going on here while Yarrow is gone? Well I decided (got talked into…) puppy raise for the program my trainer runs. Today we drove out to pick up the puppy who will be staying with us.
Meet Lemon (I call her Moppet). She is a “Berner-Doodle” or mix of Standard Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog. She was donated to the program by a wonderful breeder because she has such an excellent temperament. She actually is the runt of her litter but temperament is the most important. She is 18weeks old, already vaccinated, and ready for socialization and basic training.
We started out with a bath and intro to grooming (the things you have to learn as a doodle). She took it all like a champ, with lots of treats. Now she is sleeping comfortably under the rocker. Hoping for a quiet night but I’m not counting on it.
Stay tuned for updates on Yarrow, and our foster girl here.