We have been busy. Everyone is enjoying going outside. We started early in the week just on the concrete. By today they got to explore the whole yard. They learned to go up and down the 3 steps at the door. I place a very big soft bed at the bottom so no one can get hurt. They do tumble still. I’m working on the clicker. When it’s time to come in I click and they are to come in. I will be introducing treats Saturday. This helps with wanting to come in. They are to sit when they come in for treat. So this is the next training task I will be working on. More pictures to come this weekend. Hopefully it stays dry and we can be outside a good bit. I ordered all the crates and going home items today. So by next weekend I will be making up the bags to get ready.
It will be a crazy 2 days. So be patient with me. So far red (ginger was selected by the Hoover family. I will try to keep up dating fb page as each is selected.
I’m so sorry this is so late. I did lots of one on one today then one last group play. I gave them baths and did pictures. So I could evaluate one on one. Then we did one last play session tonight. I even ran the vacuum to see responses. I don’t have any pups being placed for therapy this litter so I didn’t do the volhard test. Instead I do my own little tests. This is what I have observed below. I also have my first round of picks done for everyone. I’m now working on pick 2 and 3. I’ll finish that tomorrow. Remember it’s ultimately your choice. But I’ll me very real and honest. The good news I don’t see much outliers. I really don’t. I don’t see anyone I’m upset worried about placing. Either way shy or way outgoing or clingy. Nothing. And I have had litters like that. I always tell the story of brown litter 4 and him screaming through the glass door while I sanitized the floor each morning because he wanted to be with me. I don’t see anyone that’s real hard headed either. Like curly was. Like Becca was. These make great moms by the way. They seem to chill at about 3 months old and are fantastic pups and then moms. As long as you stay in control and they know you are the owner/boss they are fantastic dogs. It does take a stronger owner to keep them in line so you don’t get walked on. Anyway I’ve rambled enough. Hear it goes in no particular order.
Pink. She is the investigator. She has no problem seeking things out and exploring. She played with Becca most of the evening and was not scared of her size or rough play.
Wine. She is the snuggle girl. She likes to be held and made over. Loved and cuddled.
Blue. He had a toy every time I seen him. He was playing with something and stayed occupied.
Red. She is a little reserved. Not the first to run to stuff. Stayed back and watched what was going on. She liked to sit at my office chair and watch the others.
Orange. He was always playing with someone. Sometimes grey sometimes the girls but always with someone. So I consider him social.
Grey. He is just gentle. He plays with the larger pups mostly but never rough considering his size. He is very gentle and easy going. Laid back.
Yellow. She preferred to follow me. Not always under my feet but not far from me. If I moved she did too. She is quiet.
Tan. He likes to play with the other little ones. Him and purple and white all look alike and seem to group together. I consider him social and he gets along with the others well.
Brown. Another explorer. He was up on the window for awhile. He had no problem investigating and checking everything out.
Green. He is probably the alpha. I know his size you wouldn’t think this. But the alpha is the protector that everyone respects. He was snuggling wine when she was cold earlier today. He is not scared to stand up to the bigger ones but he does this to protect his honor. To show he is in charge. He takes care of all his members.
White. She is playful and a little shy with the vacuum. She preferred to go back in the crate when I turned it on. She wants to be with me the most. She is content being a lap dog and loved.
Purple. She actually chased the vacuum. Loved it. Not scared of any noises. She is playful and most pictures you will see white following her lead.
We had a great day. Lots of playing and eating. This litter seems to get very messy while eating so I purchased a larger bowl for them. It seemed to help. See fb for the video on eating this evening. We played in the pen and out of the pen. I’m still making notes and watching. I’m going to wait till tomorrow to post more on personalities. I’ll be doing individual pics and weights tomorrow. Each will get a quick bath and toenails trimmed. Then I will blog. Stay tuned and have a great evening.
3 days. I have 3 days to get personalities on paper. I’ll tell you guys what I’m seeing. What it means. I try to be very transparent but sometimes people read into what I say. So please ask before you assume it’s bad behavior if I’ve said something that alarms you. An outgoing pup doesn’t mean a crazy pup. Actually they make great service candidates because they are not shy. They want to be with people and please. Usually easier to train than a super shy pup that shys away from noises and things.
Purple is most outgoing. She wants to play and wants to be out with me. White is next. She really enjoys investigating and playing. Grey is a gentle soul. Let’s others eat and snuggle with him. Pink is on the move. She wants to see what’s going on. She will wonder around occupying herself. Green would like to be the dominate one. He will not let anyone push him around. He keeps them in check. I will blog more on the others as the day goes by. I don’t want to say something that then changes before Friday. Each play time I’m watching what is going on.