But worth the read. This is an update on Scrambles posted to their litter page. She's just now four months of age and I'm posting this as an example of what can be taught a young pup over the course of just two short months. I knew Scrambles was headed to a home that would hold high expectations of her. I also know those expectations would be met through consistency and kindness. I sincerely hope each of you are gearing up for training. It's not all about puppy breath, cuteness and snuggles. These pups grow incredibly fast and without a leader will gladly take the lead and do a good job of acquiring the alpha role in your relationship. I'm watching one such pup now on that end of the spectrum. Wasted time when these pups are very young is truly wasted. Instead of having a well behaved youngster at age 4 months you could alternatively have an uncontrollable monster who becomes more uncontrollable each and every passing week. While I don't agree with a pup riding in the front seat for everyones safety, the rest of the post was really just too good not to share.
Just checking in! Scrambles gets more and more beautiful every day. In a controlled environment (the living room) she will hold a stay for more than 5 minutes, sit, stay, down, left paw, right paw, “take it” (won’t take a treat until we say take it, even if we hold it under her nose. We practice training out in public and busy areas but keep it shorter and simpler so it’s still fun, or she just looses focus quickly. She rings the bell when she needs to go out to potty and uses her pee pad if we aren’t home. Her loose lead walking is incredible, until distractions appear (another dog, kids etc.) at which point she wants to pull and we just stand still until she backs up. She is no longer afraid of new dogs and new people. She very rarely jumps up on Max and I when she sees us-she knows she has to sit to be greeted. When she meets new people if they don’t acknowledge her she sits to get their attention. We are still working on her never jumping up -strangers and some friends pet her when she jumps so it’s taking a little longer. We are also working on “drop it” but she is getting good at “Leave it”. We haven’t had to train her with kids, she is just a natural gentle giant. She is high energy but every one is already so impressed with her intelligence and demeanor.