32weeks

32weeks

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Winter Dog Show 2017

Well we had a BIG outing to the AKC dog show.  This is Grimm’s first really big outing (though we did a roller derby bout the weekend before technically our home rink is dog friendly so he wasn’t officially working at the time).  My friend Alexandria show’s her SDiT Liberty’s Chroma Winds of Fortune “Handsome” and we enjoyed getting to meet up with them and spend some time watching Handsome compete.

Grimm had an excellent day.  He was not bothered by the other dogs or people and managed to behave himself very well.  I am so proud of how this boy is coming along.  We enjoyed watching the Standard Poodles show though I think Grimm actually preferred the Siberian Huskies.

It’s beginning to look like Christmas

Well it may not be Thanksgiving yet but in Lowe’s it is beginning to look at lot like Christmas.  Grimm and I checked out the Christmas trees, inflatable decorations, a light show that made sounds like fireworks, and this giant “Joy” light display.  We also did some more work on tasking out of the house (ignore the goofy face he makes, Tim was talking to us).  He is getting so good at his outings.  He is in need of another grooming though.

Updates

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.