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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-04-2015, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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So in Love with Atticus!

Haven't been on the forum for awhile......It warmed up enough to finally get out for a ski with Atticus. It is wonderful to enjoy the results of consistent training! What a good boy. He "waits" excitedly with out jumping out of the car as I remove skis,etc. He trots along in front of me knowing the distance that is in my comfort zone. He "comes" like a shot on recall, "waits" on the trail when asked so I can catch up. He was behind me following my skis which I don't like as I can't see him.I opened my legs and called "through" (one of my freestyle commands) and he pops through my legs to go ahead of me. It is just so stress free and wonderful to have a Pup that i can trust off leash!
AND of course I have my leash and would immediately put it on if i saw any danger. This isn't magic it takes work but so worth it! thanks for letting me brag on my Boy!
Here is is waiting on the ski trail, with my Mom, Tail feathers
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-04-2015, 06:22 PM
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Nice to see you back, Jody. Sounds like you and Atticus have a great thing going and why shouldn't you brag. You've certainly put the work into him. Love the photos. Glad to see your Mom so relaxed and comfy with her granddog. Say hi to her for me.


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Atticus is an awesome representative of the breed! I can see why you're so proud of him. He's an amazing companion and your training has really paid off.

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Sounds like Atticus is the perfect companion and you have certainly done a great job training him.



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How did you do it? Amazing!

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I dream of the day I will have a dog as well trained as Atticus. You inspire me to make sure I put in the work! Thank you
He also looks like a real sweetie pie !
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Awww, Jody, thanks for the wonderful update and photos. Atticus is as cute as ever. These little dogs are SUCH amazing companions once they are full grown if people are willing to put the time and effort into training them when they are young, and Atticus is a shining example of that!!!


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Hi Jody,
I truly love your story and photos!
I'm kinda new here and just came upon your photo that caught my eye.
you have a beautiful havaneese it is obvious why you love him so much.
Just look at his hair! love it!

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Thanks Guys he is a very sweet boy.
I can't encourage you enough to do basic training though. We don't all want performance dogs but the basics are so important! For me "wait" "leave it" and a strong recall are at the very top of the list!
It does take time and patience,and consistancy though.
Atticus also has lots of tricks which are really just for fun. He is very smart AND very sensitive so that has been a challenge for me as learning each new thing is more difficult for him than my other dogs. Once he has it though his performance is strong and delighted! I feel lucky to have found this breed as I never thought I'd have a "little white dog" and be so completely in Love with him! I mean really look at that face! YIKES!!!!
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