MY DAY: PIP (Pups in Progress) 12.29.2013

DSC04584It’s Sunday, and I am amazed at how much progress Harrigan and Bailey have made in the past twenty-four hours.  They are cute, sweet, snugglers, and love to go on walks, already.

They know where the treat jar is located, and if I move in that direction, they plop their little bottoms on the floor in anticipation of receiving a treat.  I am amazed at how quickly they caught on to all this.

What’s new?

  • Walks…
    • This morning we walked 1.94 miles
    • This afternoon we walked 2.62 miles
    • Leashing training has been successful and they respond to leash directions and verbal commands
    • When they hear, “Ok,” in a certain tone, they all know it’s time to stop sniffing and to move along
  • Potty training…
    • Moving along nicely
    • They seem to take Chief’s lead on what to do and where to go
    • Bailey began whining this morning to let me know she had to go out
  • Chewing…
    • So far, only a cardboard box has been destroyed, and that was during my first extensive time away from home (4.5 hours)
    • When they attempt to chew on me, I place my hand around their mouths, and say, “No chew.”
    • When they attempt to chew on items that should not be chewed, I immediately supply them with a hog’s hoove
  • Verbal Commands…
    • Each girl is beginning to respond to her name
    • “Sit” is coming along quickly
    • “Come on, Girls” and “Kommen” has been successful since their second day
    • They are learning to respond to the various timbres of my voice when it is playful, loving, and stern

They are a joy, and fit right in.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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