Awwww! Thank you so much!Hello, I just breezed through Logan's thread.....what a beautiful awesome puppy!!! I wish you the best with Logan....I love all his pics. And Abby is awesome...Your grands are gorgeous....what a lovely family Logan found!!!!!! Cant wait to watch him grow!!!!
Oh cool! I'm glad Shooter will have some children to love on him and play with him. Goldens are a joy!A fine looking Golden he is! Congrats...
Our newest pup, Shooter ('Bang' for short) turned 12 weeks this week! We have been able to sleep through all the nights starting this week. He too is a real smart boy...how much joy they bring into our house. We have 6 Grandkids, with 4 living nearby....Puppies and Kids go so very well together....
Thanks for sharing with us...
Good to know. Thank you for all the information. This is all mostly new to me, so it will be fun to learn along with Logan.Logan is so cute, especially that video of him with Abby.
I love touch! It's super easy to teach (especially since goldens are naturally curious lol) and also super useful.
It's a good attention grabber with the added bonus of being an interactive "game". I use it a lot in any kind of tight space with another dog in close proximity. Kaizer doesn't like strange dogs with rude behaviors all in his space. Kaizer'll be rude right back and I don't want him practicing that behavior (he usually barks, maybe some lip action). I use touch a lot to keep Kaizer with me and having fun so he doesn't pay attention/doesn't notice the other dogs in his space. I work with a lot of reactive/aggressive dogs and have found that touch is really useful in interrupting the dog before it's "fully committed" to reacting.
Touch is a part of our warm up exercises too, before we go in the ring for whatever we're doing. The order is sit, down, spin, turn, wave, touch. Gets him excited and ready to work (in most cases). Those are his favorite "tricks", not necessarily in that order.
I also use touch to teach other tricks. He can open/close a door on cue and I used "touch" (to a target) to start training it. His contacts in agility started with him having a solid nose touch to a target. A sustained nose touch for grooming/vet stuff (that's a work in progress). There's probably a million more uses for touch I haven't even though of yet.
So yeah I'm a huge fan of touch.
He goes on a Monday to the doctor. I’d guess 19 or 20. My husband thinks over twenty. I can feel his ribs too. He’s getting taller.Awe. So sweet. How much does Logan weigh? Noelle weighs 19 pounds and it seems so much but I can feel her ribs and see her waist. Everyone keeps telling me she’s built like a boy though. Lol