Our sweet Lucy is now over 12 weeks. She is almost ready for her 3rd round of shots. I am sure you all have your puppies on a schedule with your vet. After one more round we will have the 6 month check up that will include rabies. It is also a good time for the spay/neuter procedure.
Here is a video of a typical short training session with her. It was first thing in the morning. We are working on sit, lay down, high fives with each hand/paw, double high fives, and look. When outside we work on recall, and leash work, as well as fetching. I do leash work outside because she is always more relaxed then, and I like a relaxed learner. :-)When she has all these down a little better we will introduce the place command and work on stay. She is so fun and smart.
We were in northern California for the last month, and she enjoyed the above freezing temperatures and no snow. She learned to fetch like a champ, and walk on a leash, and recalls AMAZINGLY. She does pretty well in the heel position, but will need a lot of work to be super consistent. She sits when I stop, walks by my left heel or slightly behind on a loose lead, and is learning the “look” command while walking. She doesn’t yet know the heel position without a leash- but we will be working on that over the next several month. We are also going to have to work on distraction training when in the heel position. All in time. I will try to post a video of lead work when it is not so cold and miserable outside.
We love Lucy. She is a doll. She is GREAT with our kids. She is also a snuggle bug. Here are a few pics. The first is of Jackie, Lucy’s half border collie sister. Lucy got to play with her a lot in California.
“Jackie” Jane’s Border Collie litter from 2 years ago. Brilliant very fun dog. Ceaseless energy. My brother was also visiting in California and so all our dogs got to play together.
Lucy and her partner in crime, my 16 month old daughter Sarah. They are great pals, and Lucy is very very gentle.
The girls, (Annie 3, Sarah 16mo) and their dog.
Hangin out with mom. Jane got rid of her winter coat in CA. Poor thing is a little chilly now.
How are your puppies doing? What are they learning? Are you having trouble with anything specific? I would love to hear from you.