He thinks hotels are awesome - the first thing he learned is that as soon as you enter your room, it is dinnertime! Then when you return later, it is dinnertime again! (He doesn't quite understand that human dinnertime is not the same as puppy dinnertime, much to his dismay). And thankfully, he seems to understand (at least for now) that hotels are also for sleeping - hooray!
On Friday morning, we took a trip over to the local Bass Pro Shop, which I had heard was very dog friendly. He got to ride around in a cart and meet lots of new people who stopped to oooh and aaah over him. He thought that was FUN!
Derby also got to meet Santa Claus and now he thinks that Santa doesn't like spotty puppies because he wouldn't hold him (even just the leash) for a picture. Something about "smelling like a dog". Humph.
At least my mom is thrilled that she now has a picture of her 30-something year old daughter sitting with Santa. :)
On the training front, I really haven't had much time to do much work with him, but he does get to go a lot of places with me and has met lots of people and kids, which I think is probably most important at this age. I do try to spend a few minutes each day working on tricks, which he loves.
Here's a little video from Saturday - this was his first time rolling over. So cute!
He really is scary smart - to the point that I think he's training me more than the other way around. :)
For the most part, he is just a really, really good puppy. Here's another video from a few weeks ago...he's definitely more "vocal" than I'm used to, but (thankfully) he doesn't have too many puppy tantrums.
Derby had his first studio photo shoot a few weeks back and I have to say that it was probably the most challenging shoot I've ever done. A 12 week old puppy that doesn't sit still for more than 2 seconds + a Santa hat = painful. I did manage to get a few good shots for my cards though!
All three spotties continue to get along fabulously! I think Indy has played more with Derby in the past month than she has ever played in her 6+ years. She acts all flirty around him - it's so cute! And Peyton thinks that he's a lot of fun too - it's really entertaining when all three of them go at it. There are spots flying everywhere!
So that's it for my long overdue pupdate! It's Indy and Peyton's turn next. :)