7/17/10

I am so cute!

Kiwi at 11 weeks

She is now 10 1/2 lbs and is 12 inches at the withers. She is doing very well and will start her puppy classes soon.

The water dog


This little girl LOVES the water. I can't wait to get her in splash dog!

Kiwi and her favorite toy


Kiwi loves her racoon!

Kiwi and Dolly


Taking a break from play.

7/7/10

Kiwi minding her manners!

Kiwi has been learning to calm down and go to a sit before she eats ~ before she exits the expen and before she is allowed outside. I have not named this behavior with verbal command yet. She has learned very quickly that she must do something to get what she wants. She is so comical, she dances around, snaps in the air, runs around me. Then you can see her thinking.. and thinking.. then a moment of calm and sit.
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Working on recall

We started Kiwi on restrained recalls ~ She did very well for her first try.
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7/4/10

First time using a clicker

I was emptying the trash when Kiwi decided that the trash can lid was a toy. I seized the moment and started a game using the clicker. This training is done with non verbal Q's. I love these games with the babies, it allows me to learn how she is learning, what works ~ what does not.. It did not take Kiwi long to figure out what she needed to do to get a treat. You will notice mama Dolly watching her little Kiwi work. :)
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Dolly and Kiwi

I am so thankful to have my female "Dolly". She has been a great stabilizer for Kiwi. Here they are playing in the back yard.
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