Thursday, August 25, 2011

Indy at 10 weeks

Indy is 10 weeks old now, and last night we start puppy kindergarten! There is one other puppy in the class, an 11 week old named Ella. Her owner has had her for only a couple of days, and she's all legs and paws right now. (I'm not sure about her breed, she's a sporting breed of a beautiful chocolate brown color.) Ella has a big bark, bigger than Indy, so he was pretty shy.

We discussed potty training, clicker training, sit (which both puppies already knew) and worked on "watch me" and "down". Indy did very well with "watch me" at the beginning, since he was nervous he was completely focused on me and Keith. As the lesson went on and he warmed up to the environment, he got distracted much easier and hot dogs weren't enough any more. The answer... freeze dried chicken liver! With this tasty treat, the instructor started molding Indy into a "down". These are both commands that we will continue to work on at home.

We have a million more cute pictures of Indy to share, but today I'm going to share something a little better. A montage of Indy's 8th and 9th weeks!

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the cutest videos I've ever seen. And what an awesome soundtrack.