Pupdate – Week 17

17 Weeks, 1 Day Today, Epic went to the groomer all by herself! It’s the first time I have left her for a time without being in the vicinity. It’s well past time she started learning to be confident with me there. She’s now comfortable with baths, and I can do her toenails, so itContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 17”

Pupdate – Week 16

Week 16 In preparation for our trip to Red Deer, AB tomorrow, I took Epic for a bath at the Dog Wash this evening. I let her run around the room while I got ready and this time, I had her climb into the tub herself. Epic has never been particularly fond of the tub,Continue reading “Pupdate – Week 16”

Pupdate – Week 15

15 Weeks Epic is now big enough for her pink ‘big girl’ harness. I bought this for her about 3-4 weeks ago hoping she could go right into it after the ‘baby’ blue harness but alas we had 2 weeks of no harness. I’m glad this now fits because her puppy collar is also gettingContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 15”

Pupdate – Week 14

14 Weeks This evening, I had to head to Portage La Prairie to teach a class. Since Sean is away, both Epic and Bear came with me. Before class we had a short walk around the block and then Epic came inside to socialise while Bear camped out in his crate in the car.  IContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 14”

Pupdate – Week 13

13 Weeks Today over lunch I decided to play some games with Epic using both a fleece tug and cookies as rewards. I rewarded her for offering stand and downs, for walking beside me and for coming to find me if I hid out of sight while she was distracted. I am making a veryContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 13”

Pupdate – Week 12

12 Weeks, 1 Day Weight: 11.8kg (26lbs) Today our puppy adventure involved a trip to a vet clinic – our very own vet clinic. Although Epic has been to the clinic, I like to take her frequently for low stress visits. A weekly visit for a weigh-in to monitor her weight is perfect and theContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 12”

Pupdate – Week 11

11 weeks Today, Epic and I worked on some conformation basics. While my main goals with Epic involve sport venues, I am looking forward to giving the breed ring a try. I see it as another set of skills for us to learn and another adventure to share. My friend Kathy brought me some puppyContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 11”

Pupdate – Week 10

10 weeks, 1 Day Weight: 9.2 kilograms (~20lbs) Today was Epic’s second day of Puppy Adventure Camp where she got to play with Cooper (Labrador Retriever) Darra (West Highland White Terrier) and the new puppy, Hudson (welsh Terrier). Cooper and Darra were up for a wrestle but Hudson, who is about 4 days younger thanContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 10”

Pupdate – Week 9

9 weeks I finally decided to introduce Epic and Bear off leash without any barrier between them. Bear is not the most social dog out there. He does not play at daycare because he does not seem to tolerate anything from any dog and on top of that, he seems to have go to extremesContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 9”

Pupdate – Week 8

8 weeks, 5 days Weight:17lbs Our trip home was long and uneventful. We got to the Portland airport and they did not even want to weigh Epic at check-in – I am thankful they did not because I think she may have been very close to the 22lb limit with her bag. We also gotContinue reading “Pupdate – Week 8”