Friday, February 18, 2011

Just An Update

Hi, everyone!

Romeo and I haven't been up to much recently. He finished getting all of his puppy shots, so now we can sign him up for a puppy class and take him to the dog park for socialization with other dogs. I've been taking him out in the front yard on a leash to potty. I didn't want to bring him out in my back yard until he had all of his puppy shots. Having three other dogs and a lot of dog poop in the back yard, (that I need to dispose of) I didn't want him to get parvo. I know my dogs are vaccinated but I just wanted to be sure. Anyways, I took him out in the back yard for the first time and let him play with my Doberman, Raven. He had a blast! They ran all over the yard and I got some pictures.

Here are the pictures of Romeo and Raven playing in the back yard:

Sorry if the pictures are a little big. I'm trying to fix that.

Goal for today: Spend lots of time with Romeo!

Goal for this week: Sign Romeo up for a puppy class.

Sincerely, Danielle

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Facebook Page

Hey, everyone!

I have a "Like" page on facebook, for those of you who want to be updated on when I make a post but don't have a blogspot account (or if you don't log on often).

Here's the link:

Every time I make a post, I will also make a post on the facebook page telling everyone that I updated my blog. After you "Like" the page, Romeo's Service Dog Training Blog updates will show up on your facebook stream.

It's getting late though, I will post about Romeo tomorrow hopefully.

Sincerely, Danielle

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Technical Difficulties

Hey, everyone!

In my last post there seemed to be some technical difficulties. The picture of Romeo was to big, and the video's were set to private. So, I will be fixing that later tonight. Just a heads up!

Sincerely, Danielle

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Been a While

Hey, everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted. A lot of stuff has happened with me, but not much has happened lately with Romeo. He's just been a good boy this past month.

Well, I took my GED tests! I left Romeo home, I decided he would be to much of a distraction to me and to people around me. He's just a puppy right now so he still needs to learn his manners. After I took the GED tests, I got sick with a cold, then that turned into the flu. I was barely able to get off the couch for a few weeks because of it. My mom was mostly taking care of Romeo during those few weeks. But, now that I am better I figured a fun outing with Romeo would be nice. So this weekend me, Romeo, My sister, and my mom are all going to the Flea Market to shop around for some goodies.

About Romeo's behavior: He has learned the "Sit" Command completely now. He responds to his name by looking me in the eye when I call it. He is working on his "Lay Down" command. He hasn't had much trouble with jumping up on me or anyone else. The few times that he has jumped up on me, I turned around and ignored him. That method seems to have worked great on my Doberman (she would never think of jumping up on anyone). His manners are good so far. The only thing I've had trouble with in the past is barking. Every once in a while if he gets bored and we're out and about... he lets out a little yip. I made sure to give him a verbal correction though, he hasn't done that in a while. I'm going to sign him up for a puppy class two weeks after he finishes his puppy shots at 4 months old. He is 3 1/2 months old right now, and boy is he growing!

We got two new vests from our friend Emily (She has a service dog named Bella). One is red and black and the other is purple and white. He fits in his red one already!

Here's a picture of Romeo in his new red vest at 3 1/2 months old:

Isn't he cute? He needs a haircut soon though. Which brings me to another subject...
I'm getting clippers soon so I can start grooming Romeo myself! I think it will be fun and a great learning experience. I'm going to be ordering a book on how to groom poodles by Shirlee Kalstone I think it was. I'm getting the Andis AGC 2-speed clippers. Luckily, they are $40 off right now at PetSmart. So I will probably get them this weekend. I'll post pictures of his haircut after I do it.

I've taken a couple videos of Romeo and Raven over the past couple of weeks.

Here's some recent videos of Romeo:

Romeo and Raven

Romeo and Raven again

This is a video of Romeo "sitting" on command at 3 months old.

That about wraps it up for today!

Goal for today: Give Romeo a bath.

Goal for this week: Have a successful day at the Flea Market this weekend.

Sincerely, Danielle