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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 18, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Nope, visiting isn't really an option... she's about 3 hours away. It's OK, gives us time to study up on raising a pup for possible service work. I'm looking into the Delta Society right now, finding folks in that network here in NM. Also this bunch...
http://www.assistancedogsofthewest.org/

I'm thinking of signing up as a puppy raiser so I can take advantage of the opportunity to learn how they train assistance dogs, & applying what I learn w/this new pup. We won't give her up, but there's a nursing home, a mental health hospital, & a regular hospital here in town, not to mention all our friends that are therapists that maybe could take advantage of a therapy dog from time to time. And it would also give me a chance to help prepare a full-service dog for someone. Hurray!

We've sent that conditioning/training page on to the woman who is fostering the pup right now, asking her to please follow it to the extent she is able. She's excited the pup may have a working future. Big Grin
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AlohaHoya
Apr 18, 2011 8:37 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 18, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
We'll see how it plays out in real life... she could just end up being a love sponge. Hilarious!
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Imagewoofie
Apr 18, 2011 9:21 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Hee hee, that's what happened with our "livestock guardian dog." She's soooo good at guarding the couch in the living room! Hilarious!

Some really interesting stuff in that link on puppy training you posted. Smiling
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 18, 2011 9:33 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Yeah, like my SAR dog. Great that our flops are so rewarding. Takes the pressure off. Hilarious!

I was amazed at what they are doing w/these neonates... it makes a lot of sense, though. I learned a lot just reading that page, & I've ordered the book... 20¢ + S&H used on Amazon.
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 18, 2011 9:45 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Finally figured out how to get a picture of my dog smiling... take her for a run then snap the pic while she's panting.

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Otherwise, she always looks grim as death in her pictures. Anybody else have that problem?
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Imagewoofie
Apr 18, 2011 9:52 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ooooh, I love that brindle! (Is that what you call it?)

Ha, my kids always look like doofuses. Tried to get a pic of Hunter trying to eat me (he gets rambunctious in the morning), but as soon as I turn on the camera, he sits down and looks angelic.....little ham... Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
AlohaHoya
Apr 18, 2011 10:47 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yep...River and I have the same problem...looking grim as death in pictures!!!! She sure looks lovable!!!

My money is on River being a loving caring Auntie for LittleOne....!!!
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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 6:42 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I think she's going to squash the pup in her unbridled enthusiasm. Hilarious! She's not the most delicate of dogs, she tends to introduce herself w/a pouncing body slam. "LOVE you!!! Let's PLAY!!" What some might call 'socially inappropriate'.

Now, I wonder where she gets that from? Whistling
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Imagewoofie
Apr 19, 2011 8:41 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ha ha! My Hunter is the same way! Hmmmmm.....you may be on to something there. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 8:45 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Big Grin
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Imagesheryl
Apr 19, 2011 8:54 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Love sponge.... >giggle< !
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 10:20 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Here she is sponging... I wonder if that's her mom?

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And here she is thinking deep puppy thoughts....

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AlohaHoya
Apr 19, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
AW...River's gonna love her!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagesheryl
Apr 19, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Sure looks like it could be her mom. Very cool! Hurray!
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Nope, found out it's not. But at least she has a snuggle buddy!
And uh-oh... she's on the bed. Hope she forgets that soon!
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Imagesheryl
Apr 19, 2011 1:16 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I used to snuggle with Squeeks on his bed until he got sleepy before climbing up on ours. I think he prefers not getting rolled on, but he's not the same size she will be.

That document on your first link was pretty intense. I wonder how many dogs they do at a time.
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I'm guessing the whole litter... looks like a real top-flight kennel. I'm just so amazed at what goes into these working dogs anymore. What dedication it takes. Did you watch the Ricochet video on my FB page?
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Imagesheryl
Apr 19, 2011 1:24 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Of course! Riccochet, the bird dog and Jay's favorite person (after SO, of course). Lovey dubby
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Wasn't it amazing what she was doing w/him when his eyes weren't even open yet?! I'd never seen anything like that before.

So I wrote to her for resources & she responded w/recommending Michael Fox & Clarence Plaffenberger. And I found a whole new level of puppy conditioning/training.

I was fascinated to learn that for the first 21 days a puppy's EEG is the same whether awake or asleep. And then--Whammo!-things hook up & by 7 weeks of age the pup is learning at the same level as an adult dog.
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