Yellow, now going by the name of: Yellow Bella Gnocchi de Salem’s Truffle Underground, is heading home to Reno, Nevada, with her new family. Here she is at a cafe in Eugene with her new best friend, Ross, showing off her civilization skills. Here’s Yellow teaching Julia how to hold the end of her leash, … More Yellow Heading Home
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a water dog, webbed feet and all. These pups are no exception; they even enjoy their baths. Well, all except one. With the temperature reaching nearly 100 degrees last weekend, the kids decided to have a pool party. Here are the highlights:
Now that we’ve established that the truffle target is the greatest thing in the world (besides Mom), the pups are having a little friendly competition to see who gets to it first. The target we are using is a pill bottle with a cotton ball sprinkled with a few drops of truffle oil … More Puppy Gang Truffle Hunt – 14 Weeks
At 13 weeks, Sophia’s pups are learning their leash manners. Here’s a short video of Yellow showing off. Yellow has a particular enthusiasm for leash walking and is giving great attention.
Gnocchi (13 weeks) and her cousin, Uni (15 weeks) are learning to hunt truffles outside. This is Uni’s first time hunting outside and Gnocchi’s first time training at a remote location. We’re keeping it fun and exciting! Both pups are doing a great job, they are becoming fast friends, and will be ready for the … More Baby Games – Truffles
More puppy socialization: https://www.vca.com/news/proper-puppy-socialization/
Training your puppy to stack is not only important for the show ring, but will help build confidence in a young pup. Here’s a great video from Puppy Culture to show you how to do it. http://www.puppyculturestories.com/read/category/training-for-dog-shows
Great advice for all new puppy parents from The Whole Dog Journal: https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/19_7/features/10-Important-Puppy-Lessons_21488-1.html#.WYCsLi_6_K0.facebook
Here’s an interesting article from The L.A. Times about a study into the formative experiences of potential guide dogs. It suggests that the most promising pups were not coddled by their mothers and were slightly stressed at a very young age. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-guide-dog-puppies-20170807-story.html#nws=mcnewsletter
Puppy Culture I highly recommend this site for an insightful look at early puppyhood development and the early exposures and experiences that influence adult behavior. These insightful books, videos and articles are geared toward breeders and new puppy parents.