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”


4 thoughts on “O’Connor starts IPO Training

  • April 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Omg that is fabulous!!!!! So glad you are able to train with Mario again. Everything is falling into place!!! Connor looks like such a natural!!!

  • April 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Wow — not wasting any time in the training department! I love the father/son comparison photos of the first day of IPO training. Enjoy!

  • April 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    We are so thrilled that Mario is coming back to this area for training.

  • April 22, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Laura,
    We are so excited to be able to train with Mario again. He is so good with young puppies and gives them a good foundation to their training.

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