Check out our new puppy! We are very excited to introduce you to Bonnie.
She's a twelve-week-old collie and she is the cutest bundle of fur
around.We hope you'll visit our puppy...
When I bought Bonnie, I was a little worried that she would miss her sisters
and brothers. But she hasn't seemed lonely. Last night she found my toy stuffed
collie and had a lot...
in the Backyard
Bonnie and I have been spending a lot of time outside since she got
here. I am teaching her to play and use chew toys to keep herself
busy. Today, while we were sitting outside...
I think it's very important for Bonnie to come when I call her, so
one of the first commands I taught little Bonnie was to come to me
when I blow a dog whistle. I bought the dog...
the Olympic Swimmer
If you want your dogs to be good at something, teach them. If you can
start when they're young, it's easier, but older dogs can learn new
things, too. I want Bonnie to learn to...
Puppies have so much to learn. A well-adjusted puppy is comfortable
with men, women, children, and other dogs. Today, Bonnie met my nephews.
You can see in this photo that her...
We realized that when we saw the hawk in the tree above Bonnie, that
we needed to do a better job of preparing the yard so that it's safe
for her when she's alone. Sometimes, we...
There are so many choices when it comes to exercising your puppy. The
first thing you probably think of is walking your pup, which is an
excellent activity. But exercise is a...
Some days it's important to train your puppy. And some days it's just
enough to let your puppy make you smile.
Up with the Pup
Bonnie is at the stage where everything is interesting to her. Because
she's getting a little taller almost every day, she's discovering new
things all the...
to Fetch (with video)
I've always wanted a dog who will retrieve a ball and then bring it
back to me. They don't need to be obsessed with the ball, but I would
like my dog to play this game with me....
for Confidence (with video)
Bonnie is a very confident puppy and I want her to stay confident as
she grows up. One thing that helps a dog's attitude is to teach them
to run through an...
Puppies chew on just about everything. They can't tell which things
are safe and which things are dangerous. You can see in this photo
that Bonnie is chewing the Bird of...
Talents (with video)
When I was a teacher I always looked for something special in each
student. I tried to find out what they liked and what they were good
at. Focusing on their strengths allowed...
about the Future
In a few days, Bonnie will go to the vet and get her last set
of puppy vaccinations. That means that in a week, she'll be able to
go out for walks and...
Toys are not only for play. They are terrific things with which to
bargain. Here's what happened. Bonnie is really into shoes. She loves
shoes! She finds one...
After we picked Bonnie up from the breeder, we found out that when
she's riding in the car, she throws up. It could be that she is carsick
or that she is stressed by a new...
Yesterday I wrote about my plan to help Bonnie be more comfortable
riding in the car. My goal was to drive her around the block without
her getting carsick. Well, we did it! We...
Today I took Bonnie to the vet for her last set of vaccinations. She
will now be protected from illnesses that could harm her. She was also
microchipped, which is a wonderful...
Bonnie and the Pagoda (with video)
Bonnie has a great temperament and personality. But, today Bonnie found
something she was afraid of. It's really not very scary, but it was
to Bonnie. Afterall, she's only...
More entries coming soon!