Live Blogging: Puppy Kindergarten

Jun 18, 2010 | 30 Day Blog Challenge, Bright Wings articles, Connection, Pets

Here at the MPWCC Regional Corgi Specialty Show — behind my vendor booth — we now have (counting. . . ) 5 puppies ranging from 12 weeks to 3 months, 4 kids, 3 adults, and too much fun.

The puppies are ripping and running, rolling over one another, and generally creating havoc.  Kids are grinning from ear to ear; the adults aren’t doing much better.  General pandemonium but all in great good humor.  (Does life get any better than this?)

From a very young age, these pups are used to the crate being their “safe space” where they get to rest, chew a toy if they want to, and just be a puppy.  They have all been walked as soon as they wake up from a nap so there won’t be any accidents.

When they are all tuckered out from playing with kids (and practicing walking nicely on a leash) they get to return to their crates for another nap.  (Hey, life is hard for a puppy LOL!)  That’s why it’s good to take your puppies to puppy kindergarten, for them to be socialized to a variety of sounds, smells, other dogs, and to learn some basic commands.

Meanwhile, in the ring right now the winners of the bitch classes are being judged for Championship points. The quality of the winners is extremely good at this year’s show.  I can’t wait to see who wins 🙂

Oh this is sweet!  Winner is Pembury House Loire Valley, co-owned by my friend Sandi Eaton and Anne Stirlen, who very ably chairs our rescue committee.  More about rescue in another post.  Now I have to go congratulate my friends, who are crying for joy.  (This is a VERY big deal for them!)

Next up, another great class:  veterans.  These dogs are older but wiser, still active and looking good.  They’re the best!

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