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Hi,
Some of you know I lost my Tessa at age 1 year to kidney disease this year. I cherished every minute with her and learned so much from her.
Not only do I think of her and miss her daily, but her loss also left a huge crater in my heart where I had revived my love for a dog, and especially a golden retriever.

I believe I was extremely fortunate to connect with Beth Johnson in Wisconsin, and brought my Ellie home this August 12th. She will be 10 weeks old Monday, and is settling in great! Beth did show me the 4 certificates for both parents, they were not all on the OFA site.

Oddly, Ellie came home on the same date (12 August) that Tessa came home the previous year.
It is already clear that little Ellie has a very different take on her world and will be teaching me a lot about what works best with her.

I am so happy to have a pup underfoot again, although we are going to work hard on her desire to nip quickly!
Does anyone have Any favorite techniques there, besides removing myself, offering a toy or chewy, and practicing not nipping and being rewarded...?

I will attempt to post a photo, but odds are it will be sideways - if anyone can point me to the steps to get it inserted correctly, please do so!



Thanks for all the support this summer and valuable advice!
Heather
 

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Posting pics on the Forum is easier than you might think.

Where do you have your pictures saved-laptop(computer), photo website, on your phone?

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I am so happy for you. I know Ellie will have a loving, good home with you and help your heart to heal.
 

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I'm so happy for you, too. Having a new pup does help your heart to heal. She'll never replace your Tessa, but you will love her just as much.
 

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Oh, I have seen pics of her littermates-another gorgeous litter from Beth! So happy for you.
 

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So, Tessa never left you and just made a detour to join you exactly on the same date with a healthy body to write the remaining chapters of a golden story. From now on , all will be beautiful as Ellie is ........
 

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Ellie is such a cutie! The pic of her among the flowers makes me smile. We have a 12 week old and have been using the nipping techniques you mentioned, trying to be very consistent with that.
 
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