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Day 43 - A tug day

posted 20 May 2010, 00:30 by Carole McNie   [ updated 20 May 2010, 00:59 ]
The day started with an early let out into the garden because we thought the weather was going to be bad later. This excited the puppies tremendously because it meant they could do a lot of running early on when they were full of energy. The weather didn't deteriorate and in fact was not too bad at all, so they stayed outside all day, playing, sleeping, playing etc.

Unfortunately, early this morning Jeff was found in the shed encouraging the puppies to be naughty - all our good training was put paid to in one "fun" session trying to rip his clothes off. So don't be surprised if you are having a puppy and they start a tug game with your clothes, you can blame Jeff. I'll give you his phone number when you pick your puppy up in case you want retribution!

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Then, after their frantic session with Jeff, it was time for Jeff and I to escape the garden. However, when we tried to get out of the gate no less than five puppies out of seven escaped with us. It is getting harder and harder to keep them in. Not only that, but they managed to squeeze under the car that was near the gate and it took us another 10 minutes to get them out of there and back through the gate without more escaping. So we now allow plenty of time when we want to leave and we have a pen around the gate so that we can trap the puppies if they do get out.

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Under the car.

Later in the morning, Spartacus was found enjoying a good old tug with a bit of plastic by the garage. He worked on this for quite a long while and has managed to rip some off. Also, the wind break material is getting a hammering and will need replacing once the puppies have gone.

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