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Kapena's First Birthday!

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DaHawaiianDS
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Tell us about yourself: Proud owner of Kapena (DS), Shorty (Senior Dachshund), and Ember (dsh cat)

Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by DaHawaiianDS » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:54 pm

We made it!! Sorry we haven't been on here much, we've been out having buckets of fun. I made a few videos of all the shenanigans we got up to yesterday on Kapena's birthday. This link also has a 4 minute video which is basically a highlight /blooper reel of the last year. 😊. https://photos.app.goo.gl/AG5OYAjediCbO7y72

Right now we're very pleased with how focused and wonderful Kapena has been. He does have a penchant for wires (mmm copper) so we are extra vigilant. Otherwise, he's my ideal vision of what a balanced dog would be. He trains and does bitework, small article search, object guarding, transport... And then right after he can be playing around everyone at the picnic benches. He crates well in his rough tough now. He doesn't fuss about much, he eats like a champ and I'm FINALLY keeping weight on him.

I wish he would focus and listen for me a little better because he prefers my husband but I broke my arm in November and it's going to be about another year before full recovery where I can be handler. So that's to be expected.

The link is at the top! Pics for attention! (I love how floofy he got in winter!).
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Proud Pack Mama of Shorty (Doxie, IVDD Senior), Ember (DSH Dilute calico once feral), and Kapena (DS puppers, snarky back talker extraordinaire)

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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by centrop67 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:21 pm

So majestic. A shame You missed this month's photo contest.
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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by DaHawaiianDS » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:23 am

Well I posted one but the photo was after so 🤷‍♀️
Proud Pack Mama of Shorty (Doxie, IVDD Senior), Ember (DSH Dilute calico once feral), and Kapena (DS puppers, snarky back talker extraordinaire)

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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:43 pm

she is soooooooooooooooo beautiful !!!
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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by centrop67 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:48 pm

DaHawaiianDS wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:23 am
Well I posted one...
My apologies, you did get in the contest. I had a brain fart yesterday. :doh:
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by DaHawaiianDS » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:53 am

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:43 pm
she is soooooooooooooooo beautiful !!!
Thanks Dutchringgirl! I love him. He was soooo much work, and probably will continue to be but he's perfect. Derpy, goofy fun. Him and my Dachshund coexhist. He's lovie and affectionate, but fierce and fixated on the job at hand. He can be suspicious when appropriate, and then flip and be relaxed. I just had set myself up to believe it would be a long and trecherous road (and it kinda was but we spent so much time on it and I didn't expect the rewards to come so soon but it helps that he's brilliant!) until we were here and we invested in training and spent the time and energy to exercise him and reinforce it... I am beyond excited about our journey thus far.

We will spend our time with him solo for another year or two and then look into getting another Dutchie. I don't think I'll ever want another kind of dog.
Proud Pack Mama of Shorty (Doxie, IVDD Senior), Ember (DSH Dilute calico once feral), and Kapena (DS puppers, snarky back talker extraordinaire)

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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:58 pm

DaHawaiianDS wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:53 am
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:43 pm
she is soooooooooooooooo beautiful !!!
I don't think I'll ever want another kind of dog.
I didnt either LOL until Sadie.. :pint: :pint:

It just depends on where you are in your life. I am transitioning to a quieter dog for a while as I would like to do more travel and the DS loves to go go go and sometimes they need to hang out in the car or stay home or I may need to board them. But down the road my plans will include more DS !
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Re: Kapena's First Birthday!

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Happy Birthday!!! He’s stunning.
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