It's hard to believe that Cava has only been here one week. She has won our hearts over, made us laugh and it's like she's always been here. She has settled in very well - sleeps through the night in a crate by our bed, has made friends with our other dogs and has fit right into our usual routines. We can't say that she's fully house-trained yet, but we are getting there!
She is a very keen retriever, bringing everything that is thrown for her back to us, including her first duck. We do a few short retrieving sessions every day and have already introduced some taller cover and greater distances. Liz has started on basic obedience training - mostly working on sitting still for more than a nano-second and some focus/attention work - interspersed with lots of play, of course.
Tinbie thinks she's wonderful and he is amazingly tolerant of her jumping all over him and pulling his ears and tail. She thinks he's pretty great too and follows him everywhere.