My first six months of puppyhood flew by! I spent two thirds of them with my current family. They gave me so many firsts and great new experiences. Today I have just a few of the highlights from those months.
Days after arriving at my new home I got to go to see the vet. They all loved me, and I really enjoyed it! My sisters told me I was nuts because they are both scared of the vet, but actually, I still enjoy going there.
At eleven weeks old, Mom took me out to start learning to model for her. It takes a lot of patience to get a puppy to sit still, but I did a pretty good job for my first official photo shoot.
Mom started me working on nose work the day after we got home, but two weeks later I got to go with my sisters to barn hunt practice. It was Olivia meets rat in a tube! Who knew I would be so good at hunting rats several months later?
Bailie turned six on June 17th. That was my first time ever at a birthday party. I was not real impressed with wearing a hat, but I did keep it on for a few minutes for a photo.
The fourth of July was my first big holiday. I wanted no part of wearing weird stuff on my head and face. My sisters couldn’t believe I wouldn’t cooperate. I think this year I will do much better.
Mom had me start tracking at ten weeks old. In July, she took me to track in tall grass for the first time. Tracking anywhere is super fun, but I really love the tall grass, and I am always proud when I find that glove.
Time to try some swimming. Mom took me to the pool twice in July to learn about swimming in a pool. It is very different from swimming in a pond or lake. Since I didn’t love it, we decided to skip the sport of dock diving.
In August, I graduated from my Puppy Einstein class. It was my first real accomplishment. Amazingly, I was pretty much the most obedient puppy in the class!
Just before turning six months old, I passed my tracking certification test. It was a proud moment for me. One day I will get into a tracking test and get my TD title, I know it!
I turned six months old on September 25th, and right after that I was entered in my first Barn Hunt trial. I was only able to get one Q on that weekend, but it was a good experience for me and I had a really good time.
This is me at my six month photo shoot. Stay tuned on Monday for my next six months of firsts!