As the breeze of adolescence gently rustles through the house, we have come to understand how much inadvertent, self-propelled learning has occurred in the garden, and how much a den of iniquity that place is for a young dog.
I realised that instead of merely addressing learning gaps, her curriculum was going to have to build on her natural skills and abilities, to allow her input into learning design, to adapt with her as she developed.
Hands become objects of curiosity rather than teething toys: followed, sniffed, and even licked.
Car travel for some pups can become a nightmare of hypersalivation and sickness.
Greetings have been becoming increasingly less pleasant for all humans concerned: the sharp puppy nails combined with her developing physical strength and power
I want Nika to learn about the world; to learn that there are things that happen “out there” or “over there,” to which she doesn’t need to attend.