Kitto Katsu the Alaskan Klee Kai goes to the vet for his first annual exam!
How much does it cost to own a dog for the first year?
We evaluate Kitto Katsu's skills as we prepare him to take the Canine Good Citizen test.
The Play! Game helps a dog practice using his mouth in a soft, acceptable context. He learns that humans always expect a soft mouth, and to never bite.
Happy Birthday, Kitto Katsu! One year old on February 28, 2017!
Business is up for 3Q and 4Q YOY. Though I have not been blogging, this is still a great thing. I am looking forward to the coming holiday season, to Winter and to Kitto's first snow. The family is helping with this post. We thought it'd be fun to interview ourselves and share what we've learned from Kitto about … Continue reading Socialization (6 months)
Apologies for the long delay since the last post. This special giant update should help! Summer Life outpaced my ability to write about it. Jessica graduated from High School, and started work and prep for college. Kitto graduated from Puppy Preschool on June 29 (See blurry picture above, blurry due to haste required to capture him in … Continue reading Socialization (5 Months)
Kitto's last week of "best chance for socialization" was a blast. We did something fun every day, ending in a road trip to the 2016 AKKAOA.org picnic on June 18. Before we go to the picnic, let's review our goals for Kitto and what we've accomplished. Kitto has been easy to train because we started early, … Continue reading Socialization (15 Wks Old)
Three weeks left of "best easy socialization period" to go! Kitto goes with us to the pet store, to Forest Park, the Farmer's Market, Cool Creek Park. We walk often, at different times of day. We're meeting all kinds of people in safe, positive contexts, for a couple of hours a day. Something new is happening. … Continue reading Socialization (14 wks old)
At 13 weeks old Kitto already knew the basic commands, but the first day of Puppy class was humbling. Our perfect little buddy didn't know what to expect from other dogs, and it showed. Imagine a large room with 8 or 9 annoyingly-quiet puppies present, ranging from 8 to 20 weeks old (under 14 weeks was required to … Continue reading Socialization (13 wks old)