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Mori's ears are starting to stand up.. The last few days I've noticed a slow standing of Mori's floppy eared puppy look.. The Mal's ears usually stand up on there own.. Though with Mori he seems to have the left ear be staying down much of the time. I was just sending off a note to the breeder, to see if there was a trick to dealing with a lazy ear and telling her the left one isn't coming up as much if at all.. Then I go to the kitchen window this morning. Look out to the sun room to see both of them standing up for the first time, large and in charge.. They will keep coming up and down for a few more weeks and eventually stay up pretty much all of the time.. 

I'm a proud papa right about now.. Time to head to the park and give him his morning walk..

Have a great day everybody!

MF.
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Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend. Found this one posted on the net and thought it was a great reminder of what its all about.. To all those that have served or are serving today.

Thank You!

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Mori The Wonder Dog!

Mori is already getting into puppy play and prey drive bite work.. He's teething right now, showing sensitivity to noises.. Soon after this, we ran into a pack of kids at the park playground, on an after school break. All the kids yelling and screaming on the playground, threw him for a loop.. Tomorrow we go back and add distance to the equation.. Saturation with time in, concentrate on the distance, that starts to really make him nervous, with a slow increase over time and we should be fine.. Just need to take it slow and add in some creative thinking to get him through it, and we should be fine. Tricky though as kids are unpredictable, so we have to keep to the outside edges and take it slow.. All in all normal puppy behavior, he's just a baby and you have to understand how to get through the puppy fear stages and build into it slowly..

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Thanks Natalie, he's going to be a good one..
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End of first day with Mori

So it's been a long day with Mori today. He's spent time in the Kenell chewing on knuckle bones. Lot's of little short spurts out like this one, were we work on showing him we're we want him to go potty and just generally get him used to the vocabulary chatter I use with all my dogs.. Small little vocabulary keywords that will be put into our communication baseboard. Go "Potty," Wanna go "by by". Esen or eat.. And many others that add to a rich vocabulary, that will be his world as we develop the puppy. It's one of the first things we start with, building the puppies vocabulary.. First dog I got when I was twelve had over three hundred specific keywords and or hand signals she knew by the time we were finished.. Though your really never finished. Working with your dog you learn your never really finished. This is were it all starts.

Vocabulary and routine first. Next you add in people places and things.. More on this one soon..

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Mori got off the plane last night and nothing phased him, he was all curiosity.. Reminded me of my old Malinois Thunder. When Cesar brought him over to my house for the first time.. He jumped on the bed and told me right from the get go, I was his.. Mori was kind of like this. When took him out of the crate at the airport, then again when he got to the house. He was all curiosity and a bundle of energy.. Will be interesting to see how he settles in, in the next few days..

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Mori @16 Weeks

Well I pick up my new boy at the airport today.. Going to be a long day for the both of us. Cant wait to get him home and settled in.. Sure to be more post on Mori as the weeks go by..  Already found what looks to be a good all breed ring club..  For those that don't know what that is, you'll be getting more on the subject of Ring Sport what's going on in this area as well.  If all goes well, and if Mori and I have what it takes and they like us that is..  It's a two way street much of the time in Dog Sports..   Finding a good club with knowledgable dedicated folks isn't all that easy.. Clubs in general are far and few between. To be honest,  I have never shown or gotten into competitive dog sports.. The political crap that comes with it, has always turned me off. There are exceptions to this rule though.. Here is hoping that this club, is one that is more about the dogs and there training and not the politics.

Keep an eye out on our GoneToTheDogs Post, more Mori pictures coming soon..

MF.

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This one hits Netflix today.Be a good one for the three day holiday..

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Mori's First Day At The Park!

A big part of my training if you can call it training right now, is done in parks. For this little guy, it will be a big part of his everyday life, as we start with the "People, Places & Things," phase of his training.(hard to believe he just got off the plane last Friday.)

What's this you ask. Well I look at raising and training a puppy as building a working dog.. There is quite a bit that goes into building a working dog. In my opinion all dogs should get raised this way.. Pongo is getting a lot of this as well right now.. Everything I do with the animal through the first year to 18 months will be worked in such a way, that we avoid any mistakes that could ruin the puppy for his life as a working dog.. Yesterday we went down and got him his first harness. Walking through the pet store with a mission in mind.. (He will grow out of harnesses as quick as your kids go through tennis shoes.. He's going to be a big boy.)

On the way back home we stopped by the park for his first visit to the playground.. Just like his human counterparts, this will be were he gets his first taste of unfamiliar things. Like stairs and walkways.. Up and down over on top of. Jumping and playing the agility game in the park, will be a big part of Mori's life from here on out.

This wasn't the end of the day for Mori yesterday either, he was just getting started.. He got to go out and check out a local Ring Sport club and bite on a rag, to end his day last night.. They have a trial coming up this weekend. More on this one soon as well. Ring sport is the French sport of protection training. We will expand more on this subject, as we get more into the series we are going to call..

Building A Working Dog: The Adventures Of Mori The Wonder Dog..


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Fun fun.. Slides are dangeriouse though if they are too high up.. I usually try and teach the dog to go up the stairs, then turn around and come back down.. Not worth injuring the dog..
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Mori's second day at home. It is my hope that with this small series of video's you will start to understand how to better build a puppy into a great companion dog. Mori is going to be a little more then that but all the puppy's I work get built the same way, concentrating on a few key points in there development.
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The Life Of A Dog Loving Man.   Mori's first morning home.. 

We'll it's been an interesting first morning with Mori and Pongo.. I got out of bed to let the dogs out at the break of dawn.  Realizing I needed to keep them separated as I won't have Pongo a 14 month old dog,  dominating or in any way affecting the 16 week old puppy..  Mori is slated for a life of working dog status, everything is up to me in controlling just how his development goes in the next few months.  I forgot just how much work a puppy can be.. Two dogs all the more.. Keeping them separated and apart by degrees will be my first daily challenge..

Pongo on one side of the sliding glass doors or in his crate or the kennel. He proceeded to take his frustrations out, after a few minutes of looking at the puppy from the outside sliders around the sun room, by vaulting over into the neighbors yard..  Don't even get me started!  He has a rude awakening coming soon.. Capping the kennel's first of the week with a chain link cover to start.   This negative behavior of first chewing through the fence line, then starting to vault over the fence to go see the neighbors dog's, is going to end soon, with some creative dog training measures! 
  
  Looked up and realized that it's only 7AM on a Saturday morning. Neighbors are going to kill me!   I woke up and didn't even look at the clock.  My mind went right too, what do the dogs need?  Mori especially has to get used to the back yard and start getting used to the big new world he lives in..  He's been all over the place this morning squatted on the floor to christen his new home and let me know he's just a puppy..   I took him out to the back yard several times.  He did his thing but I guess it wasn't good enough,  he just had to show me that he's just a baby and will need some work... 

Put Mori and Pongo in there crates so I could write this.  Mori finally stopped pitching a bitch in his crate, I can now go get him out praise him and let him out in the back yard again.. First golden rule, never go get a puppy out of the crate when there squallering..  It only teaches them to yell all the louder.. Let them tire themselves out, then when there quiet.. Only then do you let them out.. They soon learn that when they are quiet is when they will get out.. 

Ah yes!  The life of a dog loving man..  It's a lot of work, a pain in the ass at times but I wouldn't trade it for the world.. 

MF.

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Mori made it home.. Precocious little man.. All over the place. Only thing he isn't sure of, is his reflection in the glass.. 
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Me For the last ten plus years of my life..

 Up till  last month when my job ended due to restructuring of the company with them leaving the high cost of doing business in California.. This was me as lead officer on shift..  I took the photo at the last place the old Watson logo showed on the property..  Guess it was my way of saying I was there. 

Since then I've lost a ton of weight and am well on my way to turning the page and moving on with my life, getting healthy and living life to the fullest.. As many know I've kind of..

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    All my life I’ve been taken away by the music I’m into. For a number of years I’ve been  following and covering the music industry on the net.  I have many “Friends Through The Screen,” that are into the music industry in any number of ways.  Artists, Manager’s, Promoter’s, Agents, Radio Personality’s, Marketing Experts and the list keeps growing all the time.  Many of them have become true friends through the screen, I don’t use the term lightly.  

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