Hi Terry! Just a quick note to tell you Pepper ("Icing") is doing great. We love having her in the family! My photographer friend, Martha Schickler, emailed some pictures to us this morning and I wanted to pass them along to you. They were taken a while back (before shaggy Pepper's first puppy cut). I also included a few lower-quality but more recent shots. I especially love the one in which my daughter's friends are gushing over her adorable pup ;)
At home, my energetic daughter delights in wearing Pepper out with a lot of play time, after which one of my older boys will gladly share his space on the couch for a snuggle and a snooze.
We have also enjoyed taking Pepper to her weekly "puppy kindergarten" class where we have learned a lot about positive training and that, to our absolute delight, Pepper is very easy to train! She knows the commands sit, come, shake, roll-over, down, and drop it. She most recently learned to not jump up on people for attention but to sit and wait for them to come to her (hooray!) AND she now rings a bell to go potty!
Pepper loves her weekly "puppy play time hour" with the same trainer. Her favorite thing is to rumble in the ball bath with "Teddy," the toy poodle. It's amazing how Pepper remembers who her buddies are from the previous week and will go to them immediately. It has been a highlight for my family to watch her here - we are proud of our confident and social pup!
Upon hearing stories from the other owners at these classes, I am especially grateful for the wonderful start Pepper got with you. We really appreciate that she came to us crate-trained, socialized, and prepped for housebreaking.
Thanks again, Terry! I am so grateful I stumbled upon your website and will recommend Foxglove to anyone who inquires :)
the Williams Family