Dolly Graduates with Honors!
If you remember, a while back I posted about a coworker Nate and his fiancé Erin adopting a puppy, Dolly, from Precious Friends. This was before hot-tub Matt adopted his dog Charlie.
Nate and Erin are first-time pet parents, so I enjoyed giving advice on dog raising! I am happy to say that Nate and Erin did everything right. Sure they had issues with house training and being kept awake by puppy cries, but like all good parents, you keep on keeping on, right? Here is what Nate says about Dolly. This was a few weeks ago:
“First, Dolly graduated from PetsMart Puppy School on Saturday. She aced her final exam, which included sitting and lying down and staying in each position for 30 seconds. She also came to us on command and learned to leave items alone.
”But more importantly, Dolly miraculously matured overnight. Two weeks ago she began whining, ringing the bells and scratching the back door when she needed to go potty! Erin and I couldn't believe it! Now we're annoyed with the bell ringing, but I'll take that any day over peeing on the floor because she couldn't wait another second until we opened the door.
“I appreciate all the help and advice. Dolly's turning into a great dog.”
The first picture is one I posed when Nate and Erin first brought Dolly home. Look how much she’s grown, and look how happy she is!She even looks proud of her diploma!
Hot-tub Matt currently has Charlie in PetsMart puppy school, so I’ll give you an update on them as soon as I can. I’ll also have to get another picture, because I think Charlie is going to be a pretty big dog! But Matt can handle her, right? If not, I’m sure one of you wenches would love to help him out!
I wish all people who got puppies put the time and effort into raising a happy, secure dog as Nate and Matt are. If they did, shelters would be empty.
Have any of you taken your dogs to training? As you know, Scooter had 10 weeks of private training with Norman Skiba of K-9 training. He was harder on me than Scooter, but it did Scooter a world of good, really. It was worth every penny!I know you might find that hard to believe they way I complain about Scooter, but believe me, he's an angel compared to how he used to be, especially in regards to Peanut!
posted by Sandy at 5/17/2007 10:26:00 AM