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9 02, 2020

Growing up grizzly

2020-02-09T14:09:14-08:00

Grizz, as usual, captivated the trainer. So did Nathan. As for me, well, CAPTIVATE is not exactly the word I'd use...sigh. We learned many things in Grizz' first puppy class: Grizz is an incredibly smart puppy, aeons ahead of puppies twice his age, and any seemingly naughty bits are simply Grizz being a puppy Biting me is unacceptable. [...]

Growing up grizzly2020-02-09T14:09:14-08:00
26 01, 2020

Fangcushion

2020-01-26T14:35:21-08:00

Grizz has gone from a cute, floppy-eared puppychunk to an obvious German Shepherd with a werewolf face. My friend Jenn said, "Puppies are what you survive to get a dog." I grok this statement completely. Cats are SOOOOOOO much easier. Cats do not turn you into a fangcushion, i.e., a pincushion, but for teeth. Grizz reached his 3-month [...]

Fangcushion2020-01-26T14:35:21-08:00
23 12, 2019

Six rules of puppymonster management

2019-12-23T13:57:13-08:00

Grizzlebear, trying to blend in with the winter grass We've had Grizz for one week, and he's learned a lot. I've learned more, given that this is my first genuine puppy (the few dogs I've had were adult rescues, so I've never really dealt with puppymonsters before). I've got a few tips for anyone considering the acquisition of [...]

Six rules of puppymonster management2019-12-23T13:57:13-08:00
14 12, 2019

Puppy dog tales

2019-12-16T18:30:09-08:00

Bringing the puppy home on my lap. Dave the Dog Guy said he'd be happier making the trip home in a blanket on my lap than in a carrier, so he maneuvered from lap to car console to lap all the way home. Hectic days: Nathan's in grueling, dawn-to-dusk training to become a home inspector, I'm working long [...]

Puppy dog tales2019-12-16T18:30:09-08:00