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A Little More On Dash

Just a little more on puppy Dash!

We’re finding more and more as we work with Dash that he’s a super intelligent dog. With every new trick or process we’ve taught him, he picks it up and it becomes routine in just minutes. Sit, down, wait, and touch (nose to hand) were all accomplished in record time.

When we’re preparing meals for our dogs, they are told to sit and wait while we get their kibble into bowls. They then don’t eat until we tell them to “take it”.

Sometimes, our girls get pretty excited and they break their sit, but 99.9% of the time, they’re awesome. When Dash sees you getting the food bag and bowl, he immediately goes into focus mode and he goes and sits and waits for you to place his food down, and doesn’t go after his food until you give the command!

Of course, he’s not perfect, as he’s still an excited young puppy, but in just a few rounds of focused work, he’s got this down.

We’ve taken him out in the back yard and start to work on really low agility jumps, and he started jumping over it in minutes. Sometimes, he hits the bar as he’s focused on the treat, but he’s doing it, and it just took a couple minutes.

This little boy is SO smart!

Dash loves people. When you’ve been gone, even for an hour, when you return and he sees you, his face lights up and he wags his tail so hard his bum moves too! He loves to play, although he’s pretty high-energy, and really needs to be in a home where his energy can be released and worked properly. He’d be perfect for someone that does dog sports like agility or fly ball, or likes taking long walks in the dog park. Because he’s so young and energetic, he always needs something to do and keep busy.

Dash is turning out to be a really good dog, and with some work and polishing will be an awesome companion for someone or some family!

We will be attending the Bits and Bites Adopt-a-Thon on Saturday, June 25, at 135-2200 McPhillips St, as well as the annual Paws In Motion on Sunday, June 26, at the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park from 8 AM to 1 PM, so you’ve got lots of time to come out and meet Dash to see if you’ll like him! Hope to see you there!