Pippin came into ARF at the age of 4 months, unfortunately having sustained a small fracture in a back leg. She has undergone surgery to have the wayward piece of bone replaced, and is doing well. The pins will come out at the end of February, when her puppy vaccination will also be completed. She has had a very confined few weeks while she’s been healing, but is now allowed out and about on lead, just avoiding the vigorous play she would love to be a part of. We’ve promised her that will come, though her knee joint might remain a little stiff. So all going well she should be ready for her new life by mid- March.
She is now 5 months of age, and a typical pup. Nothing makes her happier than stealing someone’s shoe, or sock, or whatever else they were about to put on.
Given the chance she will have a game of tug with the other dogs, and she loves her little wading pool. Swimming is definitely on the programme. She is a very affectionate little dog, and has attached herself firmly to her people. She will settle in her crate if they are out of sight, but loves someone to be around.
House training is getting there. She certainly uses the dog doors and knows what being taken outside means, but sometimes forgets to take herself at this stage. Being out of her crate will help the process.
She’s a good traveler, and takes delight in anywhere new, even if it’s only the vet. She is very person and dog friendly and good with children and toddlers .
Training has started, and she has a good sit and drop, learning come, touch and loose lead walking. But mostly she’s just an easy going, self- contained and delightful little soul who deserves lots more love.