There was very little time spent in the studio this week. Yesterday I managed to do a couple of small watercolor sketches. Creative moments are hard to find these days.
Raising a puppy is a full time endeavor. It has been nine years since we had a new baby. I had forgotten what it is like house training, teaching them to sit and setting boundaries. You would think after countless puppies one would not forget the tricks of the trade.
Of course each is different and like all of us they have their own individual personalities.
What I have learned through trial and error is consistency and sticking to a schedule pays high dividends.
German Shepherds are working dogs and with the right training they make delightful companions. They are extremely intelligent and want to please you.
Shelby at seven weeks is already learning to sit and come when we call her. There is a lot of work to be done. God willing in a year from now she will make us an excellent pet.
Along with learning some of the basic commands she is finding her place in the pack as well.