Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

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Re: Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

Post by gsdlover » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 am

This is fab...congratulations all :cool.gif:

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Re: Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

Post by CoraMc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:53 am

Pepper and Bonnie had their first night as sisters, and at one point Pepper got into Bonnie's bed with her with no issues! There will be a period of settling for both yet the earlier signs are great. They travelled to Wiltshire with mum and I this morning and are now heading to Devon without me.

Bonnie has been accepting of Bonnie's exuberance, only letting her know once 'that's enough'. Pepper understood and agreed. She's very affectionate and friendly and will, in time, settle around traffic and strangers as Bonnie gives her confidence 'it's all ok'. Pepper is already looking to her big sister for reassurance.

And so the photos, difficult to get all three looking at me at once!
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Sisters together
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The happy trio!

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Re: Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

Post by xxlynne » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm

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Re: Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

Post by Christinetully » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:52 pm

So happy for the lovely Peppermint! Wishing her and her new family lots of joy together! :havefun.gif: :goodjob.gif: x
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had! :icon_barking_dog-116.gif:

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Re: Pepper (Peppermint) Aust. Shep. DofB 23.06.15 Plymouth Devon

Post by CoraMc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:23 am

As you'd expect, I've been staying close to Mum on Pepper's progress since her homing a week ago. And it's wonderful!
Mum says Pepper is very responsive and already is good at food times. She shows her manners and doesn't barge Bonnie for her food, which could have been a flash point, rather just focuses on her dish. She sits and waits til it's ready for her to eat with good manners.

Mum gave her a good brush yesterday, keeping away from underneath as the spay scar isn't completely healed. We know this hadn't been Pepper's favourite thing but her coat is so thick so it's important to build her trust and confidence so she's in good condition.

Pepper has shown some nervousness and lunging at traffic and some strangers. Again, she is moving forward as she is shown love and patience in situations she finds uncomfortable. Mum has to take her over a busy road to get to the park and was talking to her and keeping her walking. She was fine until a motorcycle made a big noise then she lunged and barked. I distracted her with treats (she knows that word now). I walked her along the roads then back along the road after her walk with no further incidents.

Pepper made friends with all dogs she met, lunged at a male cyclist but again no other incidents. She is already lovely and continues to settle and relax. Mum won't rush her but is settling her into a routine that gentle expands her experiences over time and at her pace.

Such a fabulous girl and here's a particularly adorable photo of her, she sends her love to auntie Lynne and all those who invested in her and made friends.
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