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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Pico de Gallo: Week 8!

Highlights of Pico’s eighth week in his home. Age 17 weeks. 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Puppy Pico: Week 7

Things were a little boring this week because I’ve been sick with a cold. But here are highlights at age 16 weeks! 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Product Testing: Dog Brick

This is the Dog Brick by Outward Hound/Nina Ottoson.

We sell it for $22 at Affinity Canine Education. The price includes tax.

I loved watching Mack systematically solve this puzzle.

To make it more difficult I could hide it for him to find, wrap it in paper or a cardboard box for him to open or freeze it before giving it to him.

Overall, I love this puzzle! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Puppy Pico: Week 3!

Pico de Gallo’s third week home, age ~12 weeks. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


My puppy doesn’t know “sit” or his name yet, but…

Pint-sized Percher:

Sport/trick dog trainers have different priorities! 

Monday, January 25, 2021

You know you have a puppy when...'re standing outside in your bathrobe at 7 am waiting for a tiny puppy to "go potty" so that you can get back inside where it's warm. Said puppy is more interested in wandering around, sniffing, picking up leaves, stopping and scratching his collar, etc. But patience is a virtue, and victory is (finally) mine!

I can't help but think, "Here I am again, starting over with a new pup.” It's wonderful and terrifying and exhausting all at once. My hair is not washed. My home is strewn with toys and other puppy-related detritus. The other dogs are adjusting. My socks probably don't match. And I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

I'm going to continue blogging about my daily efforts at "Raising Pico," but for now, please welcome the newest member of the Sidekick family!

Pico de Gallo, approximately 13 weeks old, Chihuahua (mix?), arrived home Friday 1/22/2021, adopted from local rescue Saving Great Animals