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Poppy
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Poppy

ninafrog
Shiba Inu / Australian Kelpie
Female
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Born May 27, 2011 joined our family August 6, 2011. Poppy is a very intelligent, spunky little pup who is keeping me on my toes! We adopted her as both a companion for my 10 year old dog, Becca, and, to ultimately train her as a "therapy/service" dog for me (I have issues with chronic pain). (October 27, 2011) Poppy is 5 months old, today! Most of her little needle teeth are gone, lovely pearly white grown-up teeth are coming in fast, and she isn't having as much of an issue with the need to chew on everything, all the time. She genuinely enjoys learning, basic obedience, and a few parlor tricks. One of her very favorite things to do is run on the treadmill! It took her about two weeks to figure out how to manage herself on the thing, but now when it is folded up she will run up to it and scratch lightly on the bottom and "sit pretty" to let me know when she needs to run. She runs at bursts up to SIX MILES PER HOUR for as long as 30 seconds at a time, then back down to trotting at around 4 miles per hour (any slower and she trips herself up on the motor box, that is also how she lets me know when to go faster). The commands she demonstrates consistently are: "sit" "stay" "up" (meaning to stand on hind legs and wrap front paws gently around my wrist) "down" (meaning lay down) "off" (people/furniture) & "paw" (to give up her right front paw while sitting). We are currently working on: "southpaw" (to give up her left front paw) "high five" (to give up both front paws while sitting, similar to "up") "leave it" "get it" & "come" (this one is a struggle, she really doesn't want to have to give up her independence, even for a treat). We are still struggling a little with potty training, but I believe it is because she is so quiet, she doesn't want to bark to let us know she needs out...and, sometimes it is hard to watch for her signals. May need to get her a doggie door in the spring.

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Aug 20, 2011 wolfgirl66
Sweet Poppy is very beautiful & I hope y'all enjoy lots of happy years together! Take Care!
Aug 20, 2011 cutiepants26
WOW! Seriously little Poppy is is SO BEAUTIFUL! Those eyes! That face! Just so sweet an innocent! You have to keep adding pictures! I love your whole photo album of Poppy! This picture just STOLE my heart! Definitely should submit for dailypuppy, such adorable pictures. *That's an understatement, but I can't think of anything else to say!* Anyways, lots of love from me and my 2 pups, Saffy & Pingu. Bye Poppy!
Aug 21, 2011 pupfanatic
I agree!!! Poppy is off the charts insanely adorable. She looks like both my pups (Holly AND Mocha.) You MUST submit for Daily Puppy!!!
Aug 21, 2011 bellatrixls
Poppy has a michievous face but so kissable too.
Aug 21, 2011 gryt
Omg so cute!! She is a real beauty. Those eyes...
May 27, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 1st Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 27, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 27, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 27, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 27, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
May 27, 2017 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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