Testimonial by Adam

I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but my name is Adam Wall.  I purchased a standard poodle puppy from you back in October 2015.  Her name is Family Affair’s Bright and Noble Della.  She’s out of Family Affair’s Shootin’ for the Stars at Canen and Legacy Landing’s Silver Glitter.  I’m currently in the process of training her to be my duck hunting companion and have entertained the thought of running her in some AKC Hunt Tests as well.  I’m sorry it’s been so long sending an update.  She really has been making some really great strides in her training.  House and crate training was a little tough, but we got through it.  I think, I might chalk that up to being a really long time since I’ve had a puppy and I had forgotten how inconvenient it was. That being said she’s been doing great in the house as well as the crate for about the past two months now (no accidents at all!!) Obedience training is going really well also; come, sit, stay, heel are all doing really well.  She’s very smart and catches on very quick.  It’s really impressive teaching her new things and seeing how quickly she understands what I’m asking her what to do. The first time we put the leash on her was really exciting because she is the first puppy I’ve ever seen not fight the leash. I’ve also started her on marked retrieves in the open and in light cover, as well as getting her steady to wing and shot.  She’s doing really well on these.  Going to start extending distance in the coming weeks.  I have also been teaching her to take hand signals, do some really simple blind retrieves, and come and stop on a whistle.  She’s catching on very quickly to the hand signals, and blind retrieves, and coming to a whistle.  Stopping on whistle is coming along, I think she understands, but is having a hard time wrapping her mind around the concept of how quickly it needs to happen, but I’m sure it won’t be long before she has that down pat too.  Oh we’re doing really well on remote sits as well.  I have two pictures I’m attaching to this e-mail.  I’ll have to get to take some more pics and videos when we’re out training.  Again I’m sorry about the long time delay for an update and the lack of pictures, but more are definitely to come!!  Please feel free to e-mail me anytime if you have any questions, comments, etc.  And thank you again for everything, Della really is a joy to have in the house and a real treat to train!! We’re having a blast!!!

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