December was filled with lots of activity and growth for Espresso. She liked the snow when it was not too cold. She enjoyed Christmas activities and even napped in a kennel at my sister’s house during busy family activities.

For training, Espresso is working on settling on a mat or bed, as calmness is an important skill to have. At home, she likes to have lots of naps in her x pen with her big bed. We worked on the mechanics of sit and getting it on cue. Espresso enjoys working for kibble and focusing when I have it out.

We ended the month by meeting up with Charm, her cousin and the previous puppy I raised.

Submitted by: Rachel Brodland