We started the journey of getting a d.a.d for Joey in March of 2012. We fundraised and fundraised and fundraised some more so we can cover the high price tag of this amazing animal that was coming home to us. This super pup that can potentially save my child's life! Those are the kind of high expectations I had on this little pup. He will save my sons life he will be able to tell me in the middle of the night if Joeys numbers are too high and too low and I can get some much needed sleep!! Who am I kidding I would never trust this dog in the middle of the night well at least not yet? Maybe in time?
We took delivery of Sniper in November 2012. he was only a few months old. When we received him we also had 4 days of intense training. My expectations of this pup were still over the top even more so now that we had him in our home!!!! I finally get to see super pup at work! In my heart I believed this dog was going to come in my home and be some kind of alerting machine letting me know the highs and lows before they happen all the time and we would be so much better managing this d monster! YES! I thought this pup would do his job like an adult dog from day 1 OK from minute 1!
We worked on obedience during our delivery and took Sniper to many different restaurants and businesses. He did amazing! He is so well behaved in public. He was then and still is now! (he is better then most children in stores ;) )
After our 4 days of training we had to say goodbye to our trainer and do this on our own! OMG I am now in charge of not only making sure my son is safe but add training a puppy to help make sure my son is safe on top of that! What did I get my family into is the question I asked myself nightly!
I did everything the trainer told me while she was in my home after she left. Gosh I didn't want to do something that would mess him up" undo his ability to alert. I didn't want to screw the dog up.
Now High Expectations on myself to not screw this super pup up!
I am trying to write and catch up with present day and our life with Sniper think I can do it in a few posts :)