SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 10--FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

This week, Theo attended his very first puppy-training class! The instructor is the same young lady who gave us one-on-one training for Theo back in late August. 

My friend suggested I buy a puppy backpack and take the first-day-of-school…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 8

This past week our focus was on socialization and new adventures for our little Theo. We heard from both the vet and the trainer that it is very important to introduce puppies to as many people and situations as possible…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 7

There has been so much going on in my life that I am a week behind in my posts, but because of the significance of Week 7, I felt it was important not to skip sharing the breakthroughs we had…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 6

When I tell people that I am finding owning a puppy really exhausting, there are basically two different responses: 1) (head nods in understanding and agreement); and 2) “Why?” 

Most people agree that having a new puppy in the

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 5

I am not going to lie—until I had my own puppy, I never quite understood about the appeal of pets. Don’t get me wrong—I value all living creatures. I even wrote a book about animals (click here). But as…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 4

Before we picked Theo up to bring him home, we asked the breeder what Theo’s personality was like. She told us that he tended to sit back and observe what his siblings were doing rather than jump right in. Hmmm,…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 3

Another challenging week! Although things have been progressing well with training our new puppy—he is continuing to grow and learn—I am finding that it is tough to adjust to no longer having the freedom I’ve been used to ever since…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 2

As we move on to week 2 of our new adventure, I must say that things haven’t gotten any easier! The sheer volume of daily decisions as new dog owners is overwhelming and non-stop. Plus, of course, there is more…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 1

It’s been less than 24 hours since we brought our new 2.1-kg bundle of joy into our home. And I am bone tired! 

I’m not sure whether my exhaustion is from travelling over 1000 km by car for a…