Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First training session

Yesterday was a very busy day. Good friends of ours, Larry Gohlke and Cheri Faust, spent a day with us while on their way home from NATC events. But first in the morning I went to pick up Quantum (Green Boy). This is a picture of Jeremiah with the puppy. Thank you Jeremiah for everything you have done for Quantum.

The puppy is very different looking from any puppies I have ever seen. He is considerably smaller than his litter mates, his bones seem thinner and he seems to be lacking fat tissue. He has a good appetite, is active and alert, bright and affectionate, but physically he is different. I thought that he might be able to spend some time with other pups, but they are just too large and rough for him. We will try to socialize him with other dogs but this is going to be a challenge because of his size.

Larry and Cheri played with the pups, who had their first training session with a deer hide. In the picture to the left you can see Quantum with other pups. Developmentally he is not lagging behind, but in comparison he looks frail. We will hold on to him for a while to see how he continues to develop before we make any decisions about him. It is good that we did not take reservations for working homes for all our puppies!

Puppies had a good time chewing on a smelly deer hide.

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