What’s Tatum Up To?

Tatum In Her Dog Bed
Tatum In Her Dog Bed
Well I haven’t posted much lately so I thought I’d give an update as to what Tatum has been doing lately!

She is a super girl, even though she’s not, and may never be, completely house trained. I still adore her. She is starting to play with Jet, but she is a bit rough with him and I’m afraid she’s going to step on him by accident. He is such a teeny boy in our big-dog house! So I watch them very closely. I’m sure once Jet is older he’ll be pushing Tatum around and will be able to rough house with her easily.

She is still doing some agility training, and some obedience. Since I have Jet now, he is getting most of my attention (he’s a puppy, and puppies get a lot of attention!) so Jet and Chase are my primary trainees now. Tatum will be trained as I have time. She’ll do agility, for sure, and maybe get a CD in obedience. Beyond that I don’t know what she’ll do, we’ll have to take her one training day at a time and see!

Friday mornings she’s been doing agility and she is starting to sequence obstacles. She isn’t afraid of any of them, which is awesome. Even the teeter that moves! And she loves the training too.

So as I get all my pictures saved to free online storage, I’ll be putting more up of her too. She is still a brat, and spoiled rotten, which is exactly how she should be. 😉

Jet is a Wonderful Puppy!

Puppy Jet
Puppy Jet

Yup, it’s true, Jet is an amazingly wonderful boy. He zooms from room to room in the mornings after I get up… a bundle of energy. My other dogs have learned that mornings are not Mom’s favorite, so they kinda sleep and take a while to get going. Just like me. But Jet gets us up and about quickly and early! And, of course, I can’t resist how cute he is, so I have to play tug with him a bit, after I take him out to go potty.

He is completely house trained. I am so impressed. That’s what you get from a good breeder… instead of Tatum who lived in a yard with 50 other dogs and pooped and peed where she lived. And still now, after having her for two years almost, she will poop inside the house right next to the open dog door. Ugh! Oh well, that’s what tile is for. 😉

I got a kiddie pool yesterday and took Jet out in it, I hope he will like the water! I think so. I am getting him used to the clicker. He came already knowing how to sit, too! So I’m doing basic sits, stands and downs with him with a click and a treat, he thinks that’s great fun.

And since he’s not a human kid, he doesn’t need acne treatment for his teenage years… boy I needed it when I was a teenager!

I’m also throwing a mat out and clicking him for stepping on it… I think he’s starting to get that, too. He is an amazingly smart boy. Before him, Chase was our smartest dog… but Jet might give Chase a run for his money in the brains department. 🙂

Jet was 9 pounds 11 ounces at the vet on Monday. And we measured the squiggly guy last night, and estimated he’s about 12″ at the shoulder. I’m thinking he’ll probably grow enough to jump 16″ in agility… but we’ll see!

My Puppy Is Here!

Is he a doll or what?! 🙂 I adore him! He is an amazing little boy and he is fitting into our pack just perfectly. Chase and Levi get to stay separate from him for a little while. But so far, so good. Levi walks around grumping and growly but leaves Jet alone, and Chase is leaving Jet alone too. Jet wants to say hi to them but I don’t trust Levi or Chase yet so we are going to be safe and careful.

Lucy, Angel, Tatum and Muffit are great with Jet, as we expected. This video is of Muffit and Jet playing this morning. They are having a great time! So far Muffit is his best buddy. Tatum wants to play but hasn’t quite been playing with him yet. I want to have Jet play with only one dog at a time for a while so he doesn’t get hurt (he’s so little!) and so they learn to play nicely together.

I’m sure I’ll have lots more videos and pictures to share!

Marie and I were up for 22 hours yesterday… we got up at 2:30 am eastern time to get to our 6am flight… which we made perfectly. And we got home at 9pm and I didn’t get to bed until about 11 pm… so that was a long day. And I am done with flying for a while!

Marie also brought a wonderful little sheltie girl home! She’s from Tampa, the Himark sheltie kennel, and we got to play with her and have her wonderful company too!

Chasing Jet around will make it so that I won’t need any best weight loss supplements for a while! He sure is a chewer, and very active! I love him! He’s absolutely perfect, he has no flaws.. he is the perfect puppy. 🙂 Today and tomorrow he gets to stay home, then he gets to start going out and experiencing the US!