This is way past due! So happy that I finally applied for evaluator status!
AKC's Canine Good Citizen test is a regulated certification of obedience that any dog owner can work toward. We use the test at work as a baseline for our service dogs in training (SDiT) to determine if they are ready for the next level of the program, public access and service dog tasking.
I have had a slew of Beagles in the studio over the last couple months and I'm happy for it. The reason I mention it is because I can't remember one that was the least bit shy or nervous. They all seemed to operate under the conviction that everything going on in the world, especially the steady dispensing of treats, was for their benefit and they were entirely worthy of it all! Is there a breed that is more temperamentally consistent?
I’ve been getting more and more messages lately asking if I’m selling puppies, or if I’m a breeder. Answer is no...to both. I only have the one red male, Dexter, and he’s the camera hog in all my pictures! But, if you are wanting to find a Doberman breeder, I recommend going to the Doberman Pinscher Club of America website to research the breed, as well as browse their breeder referral page. And before anyone gets on my case about rescuing instead of buying, they have a Doberman rescue page as well on the site. Adopt OR shop responsibly 😊
Vet Appointment Outtakes 😂😂 Still won’t let other dogs smell her - with the exception of the 11 week old boxer at the vet this morning, and even that was brief and without consent.
We crack up because Winnie is SO good around others - no barking, biting, chewing... she listens to all of her commands and doesn’t even wince at her shots or nails getting done. But at home she is, at best, “vocal” and we fear for our lives as her parents on an hourly basis. Is this what it’s like to raise an introvert? 😂
Everyone asks about her ears & if she will grow into them. It cracks us up because the answer is obvious - yes, or course. She isn’t anywhere near fully grown (scary! lol) but GSD’s ears always come through first. Let’s enjoy her wild satellites while we can. 😉
And on a personal note, I just love watching Phil be a Papa. He is so good with Winnie and the way she looks at him melts my heart.
Off to get the baby a pupachino for another great vet appointment!
1st vet appointment @ 10 weeks old & 20lbs on June 7, 2018 & 2nd vet appointment @ 16 weeks old & 40lbs on August 18, 2018 😂😂😂 Our friend @tarabullars says a good rule of thumb is to double a puppy’s weight between 4-6 months old & that’s how big they’ll get. If that’s true, Winnie may be 90 some pounds as an adult! 😳😂