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Meet Elsie – our English Lab Puppy

Elsie English LabWe have a new puppy, Elsie. Well, we have had her for several months now, but I haven’t posted.

She is now about 10 months old and is a super adorable English lab.  We have had her since August, we got her when she was about 4 months old. She has been a lot of work, but we have almost made it through the hardest part of puppy ownership.  I wont go as far to say she is obedient, but she does listen most of the time to what we ask.

She completed a puppy class, Beginning Obedience and Intermediate Obedience classes. Elsie knows many things, and if I have treats she will perform pretty much flawlessly. But during a normal day, and when treats are not involved, she is no longer focused on me or what I ask of her.  Yes, she will sometimes listen but as a whole she is more focused on whatever toy, rock, stick or random thing she has found outside.

She goes to doggy daycare once a week. Elsie is super social and loves all dogs – and loves people, too! Lately, however, she has started to growl at new people – but just for a minute and then she wants to kiss them and play with them.  Best part of being a lab  is that she is not aggressive at all to dogs or people!

Elsie is a big girl. She weighs about 70 pounds right now. She could probably use a little dietary restriction. Problem mainly is that I broke my foot about 4 months ago and our exercise routine was greatly impacted! I just recently got out of the boot and can walk her again – so we will get a lot more exercise now and hopefully that will thin her out a tiny bit.

I’ll start posting more things, but this was just to introduce you to our new little baby! You can follow her on instagram – I post photos daily. Her name on instagram is Elsiesweetpea <3

Rocco loves Soccer Balls

Our dog Rocco loves Soccer balls. He likes them a little flat and a little shredded. He enjoys chasing the ball when we kick it (if he actually lets us kick it), he enjoys throwing it around the yard by himself, too. Friends save old soccer balls for him, and he is very appreciative!

Does he ever let us play? Well, sometimes. He loves to tease us, act like he is going to let us kick it, but then grab it at the last minute.  But then there are days where he will let me kick it 100 times. It just depends.  One trick I use to get him to let me play is to give Chloe attention. He gets jealous and will bring me the ball.

Over the past few years, he has been through MANY balls.  A friend of mine asked me if I have pictures of him with all the various balls. Do I? Well, I have MANY pictures of him with various soccer balls. Here are some:

Rocco Soccer ball
Rocco with a soccer ball. One of many!
running soccer ball
Rocco running through the yard with a soccer ball
kick soccer ball
Rocco waiting for me to kick the ball
no kicking my ball
Rocco is not going to let me kick it
ball on couch
Sometimes the balls come in the house
ball on couch
another ball that snuck inside
shredded ball
This ball is getting to be a little too shredded
my ball
This is MY ball, you cant take it!

Puppy Dog Love – for pups & their families

Welcome Dog Lovers!

Puppy Dog Love – a site about dogs and their families. Pictures, fun stories, tips and advice about doggie ownership and training. Have you ever wanted to share pictures of your cute dogs with the world? Or tell someone about that funny thing your puppy did this morning? Here is the place to do it. I love talking about my pets, and I am sure there are others out there, too! Welcome to the site.

rocco cute boxer puppy
Rocco, 10 week old boxer puppy dog.

Rocco is already famous among my Facebook friends. He is a 3 year old boxer. We got him as a puppy. He is an incredibly smart guy, and so cute! He has been keeping us on our toes since we got him. I have a bunch of stories, fun pictures and even some dog videos to share.

Our other doggy, Chloe is about 11 years old. She is a lab mix and has been the best dog ever! She never ruined anything, and when we say NO, she stops what she is doing. She is sweet and cute and just an amazing dog. I will be sharing photos of her, too! She is a bit camera shy, but I do have some fun pictures of her, too.

Once I figure out how, I will have an area where you can log in and post stories and pictures of your pups, too! So start thinking of fun dog stories, find all those cute pictures of your pets and get them ready to upload!

Please comment with ideas of other things that I can include. I am very new to this, so be patient as I figure things out. Invite your friends and family members, and their pets of course – lets make this a fun place to hang out!