Polar “Snowflake” O’Bear is growing. She’s eating like the starving little creature she is/has been. Her fur isn’t scruffy and dry any more. It didn’t take long. Five days with good care at our local animal shelter and a few days with me. She’s also beginning to show more of her personality now that she’s not tired, hungry and scared. She’s definitely ready for some formal training, and tomorrow I’m going to try taking her on something like a walk, and hopefully we’ll be alone. As I recall, those first few puppy walks can be pretty strenuous for pup and person and she still has her stitches! The mischievous side of this pup is beginning to emerge. She’s intelligent and will need to be well-stimulated by her life with me. I have a responsibility.
It turns out there is a dog trainer here in the San Luis Valley. I’ve contacted her. Her rates are amazing, but I’d like to see what her classes are like before signing up. I’d like to go with Bear to puppy school because I’d like her to be a well socialized dog. I’d also like to have that time with her away from Dusty and Mindy.
Poor Dusty has never played in his life. He gets nervous when Mindy plays with Bear and wants to protect Mindy from the new-comer. I hope he gets used to it because Mindy clearly enjoys it and it’s good for the puppy.