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 xxlynne » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm

Nina bought the everso lovely Bonnie with her today looking for a new partner. Cora is Nina's daughter and was across from Bermuda so it was a family event and Pepper ticked all the boxes and Bonnie approved!
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Cora has the homing picture and will announce the celebrations

Our thanks to Louise for saving Pepper's life and arranging for her to come into to us

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

Post by Elliesmum » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Congratulations! :cool.gif:
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Post by CoraMc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:03 pm

Pepper is lying at my feet as I write this before her long journey home tomorrow with Bonnie. She travelled well and she and Bonnie are getting to know each other to become the sisters they'll be. Homing photos taken but tech / hotel bandwidth issues not letting me upload just yet. They'll be worth seeing, I promise!!! :smiley-bounce016.gi:

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

Post by Chapmania » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:00 pm

Wonderful news woo.gif] Be happy Pepper love4.gif xx

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

Post by CoraMc » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:29 pm

Peppermint continues to do so well, getting better at being in traffic and choosing not to lunge as she passes. She is also getting better with strangers as her confidence grows. She remains an on lead dog and is still learning recall while on the lead in and out of the house. She enjoys her walks and has two or three each day. She also is good when left for short periods of time, having no issues with chewing or anything else. What a clever girl!

Mum loves her very much, well it would be hard not to, wouldn’t it? So pleased how well she continues to settle. She’s really landed on her paws!!

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