Moira and Joschi's Litter:
Sequoyah German Shepherds
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Moira and Joschi 8/18/2010:
At 8-9 weeks old:
new puppy is such a pleasure. He has absolutely exceeded our expectations.
From leash training to house breaking, he is BRILLIANT! He picks up on
command, thank you for such a wonderful pup.
We have been through what seems like a million
names. I know the contracted said his name needs to start with an F, but he
really seems to be a MAX. If he definitely needs a name starting with an F,
he will just have to go by his middle name...Max.
We found an excellent trainer.....
He came highly
is all about positive
reinforcement and creating a warm loving relationship with your dog. We can
come and watch any/all of his trainings that are held at our local park, but
we cannot attend until our pup is 4 months. Ade has an extensive background
and will definitely lead us in the right direction with any and all advanced
training we choose to do.
Yesterday, we observed our first class and we
actually met a beautiful 15 month old German Shepherd of YOURS....her mom is
Ghirra and her dad is Wasko....I think her name was Tala and her owner's
name was Audo ( I could be spelling this wrong).
I have attached a few pics for you guys to see
our progress....and to see how cute he is!
Just wanted to touch base with you guys.
I happened to weigh Max at the pet store Friday....he had gained 8
1/2 lbs in a week and half!! We are heading to the vet to update his
shots on Saturday - I am so anxious to see how many more lbs he has put
on, he has grown a few inches taller in the last three days! He is going
to be gigantic
It is absolutely amazing how smart he is.
He already knows SIT...with or without a treat. He is progressing
beautifully on the lead, he understand 'outside/peepee'. Everyone LOVES
him and complements him. I was talking to someone about his smarts, at
that moment he started chasing his tail (his favorite toy). Too funny!
We will send more pictures soon...
Take Care, Barrett
wanted to give you guys an update on Max. He is doing GREAT! I
cannot wait until we start his basic training Dec 8th...he is strong
and I am afraid he is going to drag me all over Atlanta! We
purchased a puppy tug set from
www.leerburg.com His favorite of the set is a leather towel
attached to a string. He could play with "our" toys forever.
Though we are definitely playing lightly since he started teething
Max's potty/crate training has been
going really smoothly. He is finally to a point where he goes into
his crate on his own just to relax. He sleeps all night through,
lets us know when he needs to go outside, he is great (other than
the pulling) on the leash. The main challenges so far are bath time
& his constant nipping at my ankles...he's ripped every pair of
pajama pants I own! He is a mess. We went for shots this
weekend...he weighed in at 43 lbs.
I know his training classes are going to
be so beneficial for him and us...I really cannot wait until we can
get into more advanced tracking training/bite training. You can
already tell he is going to do a great job tracking. Every walk we
go on, he gets on the trail of something and is not satisfied until
he finds it. It is hilarious to watch this 'little/big" puppy get
serious about a scent.
Thanks so much for everything - y'all
have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Barrett, Chris, Max
Just wanted to give you guys an update on
Max. He is doing GREAT of course! Last week he received his last
round of shots, weighing in at 50lbs at 4 1/2 months, he is a BIG baby!
We recently took him to visit both sides
of the family. He had a wonderful Thanksgiving with his 'uncle'
Yogi, a very small shih tzu. They got along great and he was a
perfect angel at my parent's house.
We then took him to visit all of our
nieces and nephews. He played perfectly with the toddlers, it was
like he knew he needed to be more gentle with them. Instead of
pouncing for his rope like he does with us, he waited patiently for
the kids to throw the rope. Then he would look at us, like he was
asking...'ok, can I go now?' LOL
We have attended two training sessions
so far, he is really working hard to
understand what I am asking of
him. He responds quickly, everyone loves watching him work.
Most days one of us are home with him,
but once or twice a week he goes to doggy day care with our
trainer's assistant. The socialization is great for him, he was
showing signs of a dog anxiety and we wanted to break him of that
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Moira and Joschi 8/18/2010:
At 12-13 weeks old:
Simon is doing very well and is
making so much progress in his leash training, and is automatically
going into the 'sit' postition much of the time. He is so
intelligent. And when he looks so intently with his head tilting from
side to side, it is just the sweetest expression and he looks like he's
saying, what do you want me to do? He is so deserving, and I just want
to teach him so much, he is a pleasure to work with and love.
Update at 5.5 months:
Update at 7 months:
Update at 9 months:
What a dog. I got a little more
dog than I expected. As you remember I kinda wanted a good
yard dog. Well, I got a new shadow, well behaved, mean
looking dude. He lives in the house, goes everywhere the 4
runner goes, tears every stick that falls in the yard up and
no ball well stand up to him. Loves fetching sticks in
the lake (his pastime) More energy than Susan and I put
together. Does great in the house. Likes out after mid-time.
Comes in when we get up. Loves playing with little dogs. Big
dogs don't seem to like him. He is very playful. Have
seen no aggression except with sticks and balls. We
have to be very careful when we pick up a ball or stick - He
is gonna get it or your arm. Shows a lot of affection
to Susan and myself. Will actually get in my recliner
on top of me, in my lap for his tickling. Good on the
leash and in crowds. No fear around strangers but he
is a little too nice when people come up..... (has never
damaged anything in the house or yard) - he has some old
shoes I gave him and likes to carry around apiece of 3 inch
hickory firewood. Strong mouth. Anything we should be
doing? He is so smart, I do not think we have the
ability to let him reach his potential. One beautiful,
great dog. Thanks
Moira and Joschi 8/18/2010: