Tadaa has been in our family for three weeks now. I’m already in love with this funny little girl. She is really polite with our other dogs, happy for meeting new people and loves to play with Halli.
During the days we focus on getting a bond, as this is most important for me. We do this with a lot of playing, some clicker training and a lot of cuddeling. Tadaa is a confident little girl who likes to go her own ways. So here we have our main focus for now. Call-ins and letting her know that I’m fun too 😉
This blogpost is a to-do-list from 3-6 months. I’ll upload some videos and training tipps in the next weeks.
1. Our main goal/aim is to get to know the world. See and meet different people, dogs, animals, surroundings, buildings and Kairi is doing a really good job. It’s so important that dogs learn to be confident on unknown environments. So we are having city walks 2-3x per week and just watch children playing in the park, sit and relax on benches, take the bus and play at different places.
Tipp 1: If you have a confident grown-up dog, let your grown-up dog join for the first walks. It’s amazing how much dogs can learn through observation. But have the same amount of “lonely” walks that the puppy is not getting too dependent of the “big sister/brother”. Enjoy some quality time alone with your puppy.
2. Playing, playing and playing. This includes tugging, sending the pup to dead toy, chasing and retrieving.
Tipp 2: Use different toys and combine with city walks.
3. Shaping – I don’t know what but we will see what we get. 😂
4. Self-control. This is really important for me, especially when it comes to every day life due to safety reasons. I don‘t want my dogs to jump out of the car, out of the door, running to dogs/people/food and endangering themselves our other people/dogs. That’s maybe why this is the most important life lesson for the time being.
Tipp 3: Introduce a release cue as soon as possible and BE CONSISTENT. Inconsistency makes every task hard to understand – not very fair. ☝️
As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was going to happen.
Your Adventure of Summergarden (Choice x Hunni)
After all those years waiting for a puppy and another long 15 weeks, she is finally home. Kairi, the longest awaited pup ever. She came all the way from Austria and I want to thank her breeders, Manuela and Tamara, and the owner of the father, Iida, for making my dream come true. Looking so forward to our future. Welcome, little Kairi! 💖
«Oh nooo, not another puppy online class…!» – is maybe what you are thinking. But don’t worry, it ‘s not. This blog is an invitation to follow two crazy dog ladies, their dogs and their alternative agility lifestyle… – okay, forget the ladies, this is getting even better:
An invitation to follow the journey of two puppies, Kairi and Tadaa, on their way becoming agility stars – or not, only time will tell. ✨ But you can see them growing up, learning, playing, thinking, eating poop, being kids, being naughty, being challenged, being on adventures, being normal family dogs. And most of all, being damn cute!