I haven't raised a puppy in over 20 years. Although I've kept up my training knowledge and skills, there's always more to learn.
Last summer I met Gail Radtke, owner and operator of Cedar Valley K9 in Pitt Meadows. Gail is a Fear Free Certified Professional trainer and offers group classes as well as private training and behavioural consulting. I enrolled Makena in the K9 Essentials Puppy Starter classes right away.
Using positive reinforcement methods, training a puppy is fun! Along with learning manners, basic obedience, and socialization skills, Makena is also learning some fun tricks like "shake a paw" and "high five". I'm so proud of my boy!
Makena also had his first photo session. He was an excellent model! Stay tuned for his debut photos.