Monday, November 30, 2009
Hey Lex, don't you know that to be a good working dog you shouldn't be on the couch? :)
Service dog puppies have very structured lives and strict rules... they are not to be on any furniture, they are not allowed people food, there is not to be any tugging or retrieving games and they are not to jump on people, etc.
Lexus is being raised as a Schutzhund puppy so none of these rules apply! I have to say that this makes it more fun, it's been a while since I've had a puppy I can roughhouse with. I can invite her up on the couch to snuggle. I can share some of my leftover supper. We tug and play ball and I allow her to jump up.
Bullet and Glory weren't sure they liked this new puppy arrangement, but we've been giving them lots of attention too and they are adjusting well.
(I didn't end up naming her in the end and the name "X" just wasn't working for me... certain sentences just came out sounding all wrong, for example "Where's X?" I proposed that we call her Lex or Lexus, and in the future if her name is shortened back to X she will not have a problem with that.)