Andy saying goodbye to Ms. Green
All the puppies have gone home by now and everyone is being kept very busy. Some have started tracking, some have been doing bird work and going to hunt tests. Most importantly the puppies are adjusting well with their new family of people and dogs and being exposed to all the things they will be doing in their lives over the next seven weeks.
Puppies brains grow for 16 weeks so we strive to do everything the puppies are going to be doing during the first 16 weeks of their lives. That ranges from traveling and spending time hanging out in the car, waiting around at dog shows to being in hotel rooms, going to a kennel overnight, getting birds and retrieving, getting on agility equipment at full height (with a spotter for safety), going to the mall, train station, Home Depot to meet people and see cars and of course tons of woods walks!
When I get the photos together I will introduce each gamebird puppy with the new name and family.