Things are going great with Piper (Darla/Humphrey), she is now, at 17 weeks, pushing about 20 pounds, all snuggly, feisty and sweet! We have been fairly steady with training, has full knowledge of the standards, sit, come, down and all combinations, knows her name, has good recall, and the crazies are becoming a thing of the past. She loves fetch, we try to really run her every day, this helps with both appetite and lessening of mouthiness (still working on that). We are working with a trainer in weekly obedience classes, for both the extension training and socialization with other pups. To that, we do send her to puppy day care. They do a great job in letting dogs socialize and interact while providing certain activities for enjoyment. This also gives us a break and we plan family outings around these days.
Piper is sleeping through the night in her crate, she has no issues with either crate (one in the kitchen, her main place), and we can crate her and leave, we have worked it, with lots of practice, to about an hour and a half now. She’s a trooper. She also loves her bicycle carrier! We use it so our entire family can bike to town for ice cream, and I can bike her for a run at the local elementary school, etc. We try to be careful of the recommended 5 min of heavy exercise for every month of life rule. – Michael, Susie and Andy
Congrats to Michael and Susan from Michigan on their new little sweetie Piper!
Piper is a black phantom female mini AussieDoodle puppy with bright beautiful copper markings. She has a little white spot on her chin and another little dot on her chest. As she grows, we think she will look a lot like her half brother Mo. Such a sweet little honey, just waiting for you to take her home!