Submitted by: Seth C on Apr 12, 2014
Just wanted to drop you a note to update you about Violet. She is adjusting to our family nicely, and growing like a weed! She doubled in weight (8.5-16.5lb) in the first 3 weeks! She is eating like a horse, very energetic and happy. We are delighted.
I am amazed at the ingrained retrieving traits she is demonstrating. Right off the bat, she would sit and wait for the bumper or ball to get tossed, then retrieve it and return to my right hand placed at her eye level. She has also demonstrated a ‘soft mouth’ about 75% of the time, dropping the object for the next fetch. It is amazing how fast she picks things up, and hilarious how she decides anything with water is her personal pool…. 
She is as sweet as can be, and quickly learning the rules. We started puppy class this week, (had to wait to get a clean fecal test before being allowed into class) and her first day in class was great. She played and played sooo much, she was pooped out the entire day.
Lookout in the mail for a Holiday card with a photo or 2 of Violet. I have also started a photo sharing webpage where we will upload our pics as she grows.
attached is a photo from last weekend with Violet and Maggie.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Seth, Lancey, and Maggie
Submitted by: Mike K on Apr 12, 2014
Merry Christmas, Laura! Cooper enjoyed his first Christmas as a part of our family. He is really doing well. The house training is getting much better. Not perfect yet, but much, much better from my last email.
Obedience training is going well. He is well behaved and great with people and kids. We've been exposing him to as many people, environments and experiences as possible.
He is definitely growing attached to Gannon. We had friends over for breakfast on Christmas Eve who have two little girls (ages 2 & 5). Cooper was in his crate behaving until the kids went in the dining room to eat (mind you he was still with me, which he is usually great with). After letting him out, he went into the dining room and laid down under the table near the kids; didn't have to play with them or get attention from them, just had to be near them. I've attached a picture of our family at the state park over the weekend.
Thank you for your help. We absolutely love having Cooper in our family.
Submitted by: Elana S on Apr 12, 2014
Hi Laura, Happy and Healthy New Year from all of us! I hope that you are doing well, I see all these amazing pictures so I guess you had a productive year.
Molly is a joy, she is so loving and affectionate, everyone who meets her loves her. She is definitely not an Alpha female like Pia - she lets all the dogs in the dog park dominate her she doesn't seem to mind. I am going to take her for Intermediate obedience training, she did really well in basic obedience when she was only 6 months old. I will also register her w/the AKC so you can have a record.
Stay well and keep in touch. We are so grateful for our Molly, we absolutely adore her.
Submitted by: R Dillon on Apr 12, 2014
Laura, Lizzy had a very successful day retrieving chukars yesterday, even handling live birds without trouble. She had lots of drive and delivered straight to hand. She was with the Dahls for three months. They did a good job of finishing her obedience training and introducing her to birds, guns and delivering to hand. I was originally going to leave her for up to five months – and I can see where that would have helped her progress – but we missed her. She has a firm foundation now that I can build on. Thanks for the club recommendations. Dillon
Submitted by: Jamie K on Apr 12, 2014
Laura, It's been a few weeks and we wanted to let you know Maddie is still doing great. She is so much fun. She loves the snow and just running wild in it. She also loves coming in and letting the kids dry her off and yes we have spoiled her, she gets some treats and gets on the couch and takes a nap. She knows sit, down and is learning shake. She is continuing to adjust, she now has free run of the house with our three others when we are home including all night. We only put her in her kennel when no one is home and that isn't much with our schedules. Recently she has mastered our basement stairs, it was so adorable the first time she went down ok but had no idea how to get up them so she did it backwards. We were so amazed at her determination we didn't think to record it until it was over. She is so smart and lovable. Her and Quincy are two peas in a pod, they are great playmates and she is getting plenty of exercise. We are looking forward to spring and the new adventures it will bring for us all.
Thanks again for letting us be her forever family.
Larry, Jamie, Trey and Landon
Submitted by: Eric M on Apr 12, 2014
Laura, Here are several pics of Sherlock, one taken today and one right after we brought him home. Very handsome. Very thick front legs and big feet!!! He loves the snow.
Eric, Mary, and Sherlock
Submitted by: Mike K on Apr 12, 2014
Hi Laura! Cooper has been a great addition to our family. He is a loving, handsome dog. Gannon, our son, and Cooper are like best friends. It is unbelievable how gentle Cooper is with him and other kids. I I do have a few questions:
Possessive: Cooper is not horribly possessive over anything, except paper! Any shoe or other item that he gets he has very little possessive tendencies. Any ideas on how to work on this with the paper?
Playing fetch: How can I teach him to play fetch with me in the yard? He chases, picks up, but then runs around like a maniac or lays down with whatever he has.
Again, thank you for breeding an outstanding dog for us! As I type this email, he is laying next to me as a calm, stoic dog. If you are able to receive pictures, I can send a few.
Submitted by: Courtney Z on Apr 12, 2014
I just wanted to let you know how Sadie is doing (we got her in August). She is such a love bug! She loves snuggling with us, and she loves when new people come to the house. When we take her to the vet's office, all of the vets and vet techs come to see her.
She loves going for walks, playing in the snow, and chasing frisbees. She has been great from day one about going to the bathroom outside, and she hasn't ruined anything by chewing, but she is very, very stubborn and smart.
We hired a trainer who said Sadie is the "most difficult dog" she's ever trained. But we are making progress. Jim hopes to take her hunting by this time next year.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have such a beautiful, loving dog. We love Sadie!
I've attached a few photos from over the months. She's currently about 60 lbs. and growing every day, I think!
Courtney and Jim
Submitted by: Elise R on Apr 12, 2014
Hi! She's doing well. She's almost doubled in weight. She's so big I can't believe it. We're working on socialization. She's friendly with all people, but she's scared of other dogs; especially barking dogs.
She sits consistently, but we're still working on potty training. She's finally past her constant napping stage, but she has boundless energy now. We're hoping it will start to warm up so we can take her out more! She wants to play with the cats so bad. Unfortunately they don't want anything to do with her. :)
Submitted by: Robert S on Apr 12, 2014
Just wanted to give you an update.We went to the vet's last night and everything is fine.Cayenne has been wonderful.She is very calm and confident for such a young pup.
The first evening she fussed about having to go in the crate,but gave up after a few minutes when she realized it wasn't doing her any good.She sleeps through the night without a peep.
She has been retrieving bumpers since last Sunday.She knows her name and is starting to learn sit.She is a quick learner.
Thanks, Robert and Cindy
We will keep you updated
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