Category Archives: Thoughts

Lost Puppyhood

This isn’t how it was supposed to go. When I brought Kyu home as a puppy, I got started with him right away. Building a bond through play and snuggles. Starting him on some solid training foundations. Having fun as … Continue reading

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It’s Just Too Important

Socialization is critical for puppies. There is such a small window of time in which they can easily learn about the world around them. Up until around 16 weeks, they are little sponges soaking up everything they can about what … Continue reading

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The Mark of the Best

I didn’t expect to get this puppy. Sure, I was looking. I knew what I wanted and had contacted a few people about litters or available pups in 2020. I found out about Kyber’s litter through a friend, reached out … Continue reading

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Not the Dog I Wanted

This is a hard thing to admit. That your dreams for this dog don’t align with the reality of the dog in front of you. I’ve been through it twice now. Risa was supposed to be my sports superstar and … Continue reading

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The Worst Luck

I feel cursed. On Tuesday, Kyber was playing in the yard with Kyu. He bumped into Kyu as they were running in a straight line towards me, lifted slightly, and landed screaming on three legs. We tried for x-rays that … Continue reading

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