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Puppy Gallery & Stories
We invite you to take a moment to read about some of our guest puppies! Some puppies visit our school with their owners for classroom training or one-to-one training, and some visit and stay for a designated period of time. Those that stay usually live with one of our on-site Trainers, so their behaviour can be shaped in a household environment.
Puppies under 6 months are usually too young to formally obedience train, but never too young to start the shaping process and build a really strong foundation for later learning!
Had a great night’s sleep last night, I’ve had an eventful few days. I left my mommy yesterday and a nice lady called Lisa who gave me lots of cuddles and kisses took me away in her car, she brought me straight to a new place where another lady, Jackie also gave me even more cuddles and kisses. I haven’t quite got the hang of these cuddles and kisses, I keep trying to give them to the two ladies but I get a little excited and keep using my teeth to give kisses, the ladies are not always prepared for my ‘cuddles’, when they give me cuddles they both use their arms and hands, I’m trying to copy them and use my two front legs and paws but they don’t seem to like that very much, I must admit that I get excited easily and its hard to keep my back feet on the ground when I try and give them cuddles.
Today I went out with Lisa; Jackie says it is important that Lisa and I spend time together as we will be living together in about 3 weeks, I like being with Lisa, we had lots of fun at the lake and I got to meet a few other dogs, they were all older than me. There is another dog at Royvon called Krissie; she lives with Jackie all the time. Every morning and every night we play together, I have learned that biting her ears is not as much fun for her as it is for me so I don’t bite her ears any more….well I do but not so hard.
I’m not sure about going in the car though, once I’ve been in there for a little while though it’s easy for me to go to sleep.
I’m meeting a lot of people too, I’m a little scared of some people, don’t know why because everyone is very friendly and they are always happy to see me, I keep getting told that I’m ‘very cute’ and then people start to play with my ears, why do people do that? Not that I'm complaining, I love all the attention I get.
I’ve learned so many new words these last few days, I cant remember all of them or what they are supposed to mean but I have learned that NO is not a ‘happy’ word, people sound angry when they use this word….if it makes them angry then why don’t they just use a happy word like…erm….Barnaby or something…..I like that word!!!! Don’t understand these humans sometimes!!!
I must have heard this word about 20 times today, okay….so I cant bite Krissies ears anymore because she gets a little grouchy when I do, but I'm a puppy…doesn’t anyone understand that puppies like to grab hold of things. I grabbed hold of a humans leg earlier today, she was not very happy, I think she was more angry than Krissie was, she said NO very loud and seemed very angry at me, she had a scary look in her eyes so I thought that if I showed how nicely I can sit that she would be happy like everyone else is….she wasn’t, nope….not happy at all, after she shouted NO she just turned away from me and talked to someone else, she actually ignored me, how can anyone ignore a puppy, she kept rubbing her leg where I grabbed her…what can I say…I couldn’t resist but then what puppy could, I have to tell you humans that when you dangle something in front of a puppy we just cant help ourselves, we have this urge to grab it…and I did, well about 3 or 4 fingers anyway. She was not happy and I heard that word again only this time she shouted “NO BITE” well the next thing I knew she was spraying something on her hand and then she actually put her hand in my mouth, I was a little shocked at this behaviour but then I tasted something really yucky. So from what I’ve heard on the ‘doggy grapevine’ this horrible tasting ‘stuff’ is called Bitter Apple….just want to warn all you other puppies out there, you seriously do not want to taste this, its NASTY.
The humans can spray this anywhere, they spray on their hands, their shoelaces, their jeans, their furniture….its everywhere, haven’t tasted it on any of my toys though…that’s a relief….its okay guys the toys are safe.