Raising MacGyver

This boy is a total comedian! Born March 22nd, 2015, he has taught me a lot in a short period of time! While I may have started our journey together with a plan, MacGyver taught me the art of flexibility, living in the present moment, and allowing our relationship to develop organically and intuitively. This pup is incredibly sensitive to my energy and state and he demands that I be fully present in the moments that we interact. Everything happens in perfect time!

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OFFICIAL Truffle Pup

December 11, 2015 MacGyver is an OFFICIAL Truffle Dog! Today was his 10th learning session and it was an awesome one! He found five truffles (not pictured because...he is a puppy)! This boy demands that I operate from a grounded state and with heart-centered action...in anything we do together. I am so proud of this pup and our developing partnership. Our path has been nontraditional and "outside the box", one of reciprocal learning based on organic conversation, respect, transparency, intuition, and mindful action in the present moment. Dogs are amazing teachers! The newest member of my truffle dog crew in action! This is MacGyver's first truffle hunt and it was awesomely fun to see how he put all the pieces of this game and our foundation training together. He offered to include the "face down" at the truffle and I LOVED it! MacGyver finds his first truffles after just 10 sessions with truffle odor! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7orRok4f5wg?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=640&h=360]
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Loose Leash SHOCKstar

July 8th, 2015 - This guy practiced loose leash walking in a parking lot for tonight's dinner. He was a SHOCKstar! His mama's name is Shock ;)   In Other News: July 8th, 2015 - I just had the most hilarious "first dance" with MacGyver! I have NO dancing skills so I enjoy cranking up the music and "dancing" with my dogs. I got a bit carried away and tried sliding across the kitchen floor. First crash...he came to check on me. Guess I know what to expect in agility ;)
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I’m too excited to sleep!

July 3rd, 2015 - I've been saying for weeks that we need to find some bikes for MacGyver to see. We have't been all that successful finding a safe place that also has a consistent flow of bikers. Ta-dah! It appears there is a bike race on our road tomorrow :D July 4th, 2015 - Mission MacG and The Bike Race complete! There was a perfect stream of bikers passing by for about ten minutes while he watched from the car. He didn't care. Not even the one wearing a chicken costume head ;) Check!
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July 2nd, 2015 - This "guy" is one happy boy!   In Other News: June 28, 2015 - Wow! Socializing a puppy is socially exhausting. Such awesome people, kind intentions, and supportive help making all of MacGyver's experiences just right! I'm grateful for everyone!
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It Takes a Village

This guy is fighting to keep his eyes open this afternoon. What a good puppy he was today visiting people and dogs at our agility trial. He was tickled to see Megan and Graham. He is so tired! Thanks again to the village of awesome dog peeps and dogs who help socialize (and wear out) this pup! In Other News: The silver lining of potty training MacGyver...at least he seeks a wire enclosure or plastic surface when a sudden urge to potty strikes. There is that :D
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Being Watched

"Mom! It's staring at me." Fun Observations: Watching dogs interact is fascinating! MacGyver "hides" his chew in the corner and leaves it. Callie finds it and walks off with it. MacGyver follows but keeps a respectful distance (good boy). Da Vinci arrives to inspect the chew and then looks to say "I approve. You may chew on this." They leave the chew with MacGyver. Scoreboard: June 24, 2015 MacGyver 3 : Kristin 1 The good part is that with every puppy nap, it's like a whole new day! Live Learning: June 24, 2015 MacGyver's first assault by Mother Nature...possibly stung by a bee.
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