Just about to shut up shop and this lovely update was in my inbox from Calvin and Nic's family who have Harry. Harry was the first pup to leave us this year from our first ever litter of Cavalier cross Brittany pups from Smudge and Henry.
Sorry it's taken so long for us to send you an update on how Harry is settling in. We have been reading your blog and it has been really nice to see how all the other puppies from the litter have been getting on.
Harry is really growing fast and we think he takes more after his dad (we call him "Hairy" Henry around here to distinguish between him and "Skinny" Henry, our son) than Smudge but definitely has some obvious Cavalier features as people always mention it when asking what breed he is. He is very popular around here amongst the dog walking fraternity; everyone tells us what a gorgeous looking dog he his (we agree!)
We have just started puppy training classes and it's clear we have a lot of hard work ahead. I think in our last update we said how relaxed and laid back he was; I think he was just storing it all up for when he got a bit bigger. He has so much energy and he is so strong already. While the other puppies in the class seemed to just be happy to sit around and take it all in, Harry just wanted to play! I think we may have been a little bit too soft on him and let him get away with too much, so now it's time for us all to knuckle down. The trainer seems very good and the techniques are very much reward based with no punishment (accept for ourselves if we don't stick to the principles).
Apart for the odd playful nip, which has significantly reduced in the last couple of weeks and the very rare toilet accident he is an absolute joy. We have been out for loads of outings and discovered some amazing dog walking areas right on our doorstep. I have attached some of pictures for you (he seems to have formed a very close bond with Elliot, they're both as cheeky as each other!)
More updates soon...
Calvin, Nic, Henry, Elliot & Harry"
Thanks Calvin and Nic for updating us on Haryy and the lovely photos of Harry, especially the ones with Harry and your son, Elliot.
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