Puppy 1, Bridger
Bridger has gone home with the Holliday family of Dayton, Wyoming.


Bridger is growing growing growing! He is "sitting" on command, mostly "staying" on command, learning all about "laying down" and doing well in "heeling".  Puppy treats are a great bribe!  He knows his name now and quickly learned "no".  I am so amazed by how smart he is.  My son is teaching him the art of "fetch" and "release".  He seemed to only have had one 'blue" evening where I just concluded that he missed his siblings  :(
He had four potty accidents the first week he was here and none since then.  He goes to the door when he needs to potty.  My husband is very impressed.  Bridger is such a lover.  He is learning to love a bath too!  Our Corgi just loves him and has taken on the job of "babysitting" him when they are in the backyard.  ~Esther

Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) Results 1/3/10
Social Attraction: came readily, tail up, pawed, licked at hands.
Following: followed readily, tail up, got underfoot
Restraint: struggled then settled, no eye contact
Social Dominance: cuddled up, tried to lick face
Elevation Dominance: no struggle, relaxed
Results indicate acceptance of human leadership; best obedience prospect for the average owner.  Adapts well to new situations and is generally good with children and elderly. Inclined to be active.  Test performed by a stranger in a strange room.  Results are for wholistic interpretation and may vary with many circumstances.  More details of the PAT and its interpretation are available at WorkingDogs.com

We use the Misty Method of potty training: to educate early on.
New owners can expect their puppy
to be well-familiarized with
the finer household habits; from paper training to doggy doors.