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German Shepherd Dogs and their people.

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April 7th, 2018 by Lynda

O’Connor starts IPO Training

Last week was typical Spring time weather on Cape Cod. We had snow, rain, hail and even a thunder storm. On Thursday it was quite cold and windy but the sun was shining. After work Jack and I took all three dogs for a short walk and romp on a soccer field.

Just before Connor came to live with us we found out that Mario, the IPO Instructor Aiden and I trained with, moved to Indiana. We were devastated. Fortunately for us and Connor, and many other handlers and dogs, Mario has decided to return to Massachusetts weekly for training.

This morning we met Mario to start Connor’s IPO Training.

Phase 1 – Puppy tracking

Phase 2 – Puppy Obedience

Phase 3 – Puppy Protection

On the way to meet Mario on the field Connor stopped to check out the “big boy” sleeve.

This is Aiden in August 2012 at 4 months old at his first day of IPO training.

This is his son, Connor, at 11 weeks old at his first day of IPO training.

We had a great time reconnecting with Mario and many friends. Connor took right to it and had a lot of fun.

Aiden even got some bite work in but Jack did not have the camera with him then. I need to get better “Kennel Help”

 

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January 18th, 2018 by Julie K.

7 months old – Mika

Mika at her training class. We’ve been doing the name game since day one and this is the result. Total focus!

 

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December 29th, 2017 by Julie K.

Mika photo update – 6 months

I can’t believe Mika is six months already! She is 45lbs and it’s getting to the point where I don’t think I’ll be able to carry her on the stairs much longer!

She has been such a wonderful addition to our family. She is doing obedience training now (in very short sessions to keep it fun) she loves it and gets lots of kibble 🙂 I have been hand feeding her every day since she was 8 weeks, it’s been really fascinating to watch how much that has paid off! I love taking pictures and we’ve had tons of snow lately which made for a perfect setting, here are some recent ones of Mika.

Mika is from the M litter – Tenno and Juno. Her registered name is Alta-Tollhaus Michigan. Her half brother is Steve and he lives with us as well (U litter Hunter x Juno Alta-Tollhaus Ulfr)

 

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September 21st, 2017 by Julie K.

Mika is 13 weeks old

A big milestone for Mika 😊

Her ears are still standing, she loves to play, follow her humans around and will do anything for freeze dried lamb!

I post all her pictures on Instagram @stevetopdog – these are some of my recent favorites. She is truly a joy!

Mika is Alta-Tollhaus Michigan from the M litter. Tenno vom Bellissimo and Alta Tollhaus Juno.

 

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September 7th, 2017 by Julie K.

Mika’s board and train

 

Update on Mika (Alta-Tollhaus Michigan) Mika is now ten weeks old and weighs 15lbs. We love her so much. She truly is a wonderful puppy. We do a lot of little training sessions throughout the day, and Mika has been working for most of her food. She LOVES playing ball and chasing her toys around! The following pictures are from the week we went out of town and boarded her with our friends at Valor k9 in Spokane. The following photos are all taken by Valor k9 Academy, captions as well. See their Facebook or Instagram for more.

 

 

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“Took Mika on a field trip today! This little girl is a peach. Such a fun, confident pup. She handled all the new people, places, sights, sounds and surfaces beautifully. A testament to great genetics and breeding!”

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“Mika exploring”

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“posing”

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“A little focus work”

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“Hey, why didn’t that hooman stop and say hi to me?” 😂 About 5 people after this stopped to say hi. She loves everyone! 😜

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“Confident on an elevated surface”

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“statues”

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“She saw her reflection and didn’t mind one bit. She knows she’s cute!”

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“Mika’s mom got the best patch ever for her harness!”

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“All done. 20 minutes. So much great exposure. Success!!”

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