HI Everyone!

  • Thanks so much! Please see below.
  • Puppy Update

  • Once a month, please send an update on your pup's progress incorporating the below information for your puppy's file. The update can be sent to my email address below. Please copy to your club leader too.
  • The first time you send your pup's report please include:
  •       - Vet's name/office name
  •       - Vet's phone number
  • You may send the update in: short paragraph format OR list format
  • (Example of list format - listing the information in the following categories)
  • New Activities
  • 10/7 - Attended 4-H Open House - at first pup was excited with the crowd, but settled within a few minutes
  • Strengths
  • - Eliminates on leash using "park time", had one accident in the house
  • Concerns
  • - Some improvement with paper chewing, but still tries to steal items from the counter
  • Information to Include:
  • Any problems with elimination? (Housebreaking, traveling/moving while having a bowel movement; eliminating while on a walk in the neighborhood or immediately after starting on an outing, marking, eating stools, etc.)
  • Does your pup eliminate on leash, using the word "park time" and being touched occasionally while eliminating?
  • How is your pup doing with leash work? (slight pull, very strong pull, lags behind, pulls to one side, etc.)
  • How is your pup doing with commands? Sit, down, rest, come.
  • How is your pup doing while traveling in the car? Any carsickness, drooling? Lays nicely on the floor?
  • How is your pup with stairs, with traffic, in new situations, with people, with sounds - lawn mowers, thunder...? (confident, anxious/fearful, hesitates then moves on, etc.)
  • Does your pup have strong natural instincts like barking or chasing? dogs/cats/squirrels - friendly; would like to chase another animal
  • What are you working on?
  • What are some positive attributes about your puppy?
  • What do you have concerns about or problems with?
  • What new experiences has your pup had this month?
  • Are you having any medical problems? (loose stools, urinating frequently) If female when did she come into season?
  • Anything else you would like to share or discuss?
  • Most importantly... are you enjoying your puppy?
  • Much thanks and appreciation for taking such good care of your puppy.
  • Vicki Hennig
  • vhennig@seeingeye.org
  • 201-454-2058