This blonde Lab is appropriately named Sunshine. Her puppy raisers are Michael and Meredith. This is their first time as puppy raisers, too, and they are doing a great job with Sunshine. Sunshine suffers from motion sickness when she rides in the car, a topic that got alot of discussion at the meeting today.
Little Star and Sunshine were litter-mates. They were sooo happy to see each other at the meeting today so they had to spend a few minutes getting reacquainted before we got started.
The purpose of the monthly puppy raising team meetings are for progress evaluations and to discuss issues, share problems, experiences, etc. Today the new pups were evaluated on the first month's basic commands: sit, stay, and come.
Sunshine getting a little assistance with SIT...
Bruce, a black lab, is almost a year old. He did very well on his evaluations today, despite the distraction of the 3 new puppies in the room. His puppy raisers are mother-daughter team Sue and Christie. Bruce will be surrendered back to Florida for harness training and placement in early March.