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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Puppies on a Leash

Gold, Prata and Bronze are growing up. They have had great fun with Ruth exploring many of the neighborhood forests, learning to come when called and racing each other across the fields. But as they become older they have become independent pups. There personalities are truly blossoming. Each pup deserved personal time and soon they will have full time individual homes. This has become necessary as the threesome have recently had a few 'discussions' about who is taking up too much space in their puppy house.

In order to prepare the youth for their own houses they are given individual collars and are walked on leashes. Sometimes this happens in a group (quite challenging as you will see) and sometimes individually. This way the youngsters will be completely comfortable adjusting to their own homes. Their houses are situated in a tight group so that the three can play and harass each other as much as they desire but can sleep independently.

Ruth took this video while walking the threesome ~ quite talented!
Thanks Ruth.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Olys are growing up so fast! Great job Ruth!
Wishing you more Snow very soon.
Padee Fairbanks

A-town's Becky said...

So cute!

Nessmuk said...

Good puppies!! Ah....leash manners and independence....the pups are certainly growing up!! I love their colouring....very distinct!! Ruth has an awesome job!!

Ditto on the snow....more for YOU please Mother Nature!!

Anonymous said...

Well, let's hear more about Ruth, too!

Dawn Engler said...

I haven't had a puppy in a long time, I'm so amazed every year as you share the growth of yours. Beautiful looking pups!

Barb, CO said...

The things we take for granted, living in a house with others and walking about in a mannerly way. These pups are remarkable. I love that the others welcome them home too. "Where have YOU been? Thanks for this clip - it immediately made me smile.

Margaret said...

WOOF, WOOF!!!

And WOOF!!!

True Olympians, fighting for the top spot on the podium???

Lovely job Ruth, thanks so much!!!

Cindy Schaus said...

They are learning so much right now,. And they are doing so good. Love be the fans cheering in the background.. Cute, cute puppies.

Marilyn cozzens said...

Leash training, how important. The puppies are growing so fast. They each have distinct personalities & coloring. Well done Ruth. And what a welcome back to the kennel from the rest of dogs. Thanks for the post.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the walk Ruth--love your accent! They are growing up
so fast. Bet they will like their new houses too. Well Done!

Linda Toth said...

Those puppies look great - and so well mannered for being so young.

tmcaleer said...

Loved the video! They are really growing and happy!