Week 3 … 14 weeks old – 23.6 lbs
As Ulysses is settling in, his personality is starting to show more. He’s still
reserved when in new situations or around new people. We take new people slowly with me talking and encouraging him. At work, he confident in his space with “his” people. He’s doing well with potty training, though sometimes he gets playing to where I think he realizes he has to pee too late to make it to the door. I don’t think it’s defiance, just “Yea, this is fun, oh no, I have to pee NOW!” It’s all a part of his learning and growing.
This week, he got his vest and is allowed to go in public where there are no other dogs. (Still have more puppy shots before he can mingle with pups other than my own.) He did come into physical therapy with me because my therapist really wanted him and said his vest wasn’t necessary. Alice, another lady doing PT at 7am, actually made her appointment the same as mine so she could see Ulysses. Having him there is settling and fun for all of us. And he’s so good. He stays right with me; doesn’t jump on anyone. Just hangs with us.
We made our first trip into a store after he got his vest. Just a quick trip into Publix as I didn’t overwhelm him. True to form, he stayed right with me, and while I could feel he wasn’t too sure about this, he again did really well. And, I think the folks at Publix are glad I’ve got another dog. 🙂
Training-wise, he knows his name. “Here” is going well. “Sit” is going well. He heals fairly well when we’re walking outside, though he’s too young to understand what we’re doing. (I’m not using the command with him yet.) With everything, though, it’s consistency, consistency, consistency.
That wraps up Week 3. Below are some more photos and a couple videos of Ulysses that I hope you enjoy.
This is one talented pup! He can howl and not drop his toy!
Tried putting a bandana on his to maybe help him get used to the vest. Um….
Yes that’s our girl playing on “Free Play Friday” at Camp K9.
Updates from K9s For Warriors
WARRIOR CLASS – JANUARY 2017
DELANEY HAS BEEN MATCHED WITH HIS WARRIOR!!!
I was so excited when I saw this. Bella and Delaney grew up in the program together; they’re only a week apart in age. Mary and I talked at class about working with such high energy, head strong pups. So happy for her that he is graduating this month. And best wishes to Kevin, his warrior, as they begin this journey together.
If you’re interested, there’s going to be a K9s for Warriors fund raiser at Culhane’s Irish Pub on Wednesday, February 22 from 6pm – 7:30 to celebrate Delaney’s graduation. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
IN THE NEWS….
Click on the link above to see 10 photos of the February class training in Jacksonville Beach.
How’s this for a well trained dog!?!?!?!?!!!!
Until next week, be safe!