My grandkids LOVE coming to visit me! I used to think it was because I was so much fun, but I am starting to think it's because they love the puppies (and the puppies love them back). Whenever Ava and Noah are at my house, the first thing they want to do is go visit the dogs and "help" me with my chores. Well, there are only so many things a 4 year old and 2 1/2 year old can do to help. We usually feed the dogs together or hand out special treats, in fact, all the dogs get excited to see Ava and Noah because they know that the distribution of treats is likely to happen! And I'm sure the dogs feel as if they've won the lottery when little Noah hands out the treats with his generous heart and hands. Other times we will just let all the puppies out to play, Ava and Noah will sit on the ground with them and the puppies just love them to pieces and vice versa.
This last week we decided to try something a little different. My niece makes custom harnesses and leashes for the puppies (you can find them at prettypuppies.net and in my office). So we decided to test the harnesses out! The kids and the puppies loved it. Well, for sure the kids did, the puppies might have been a little hesitent but they caught on quickly. Here are a couple videos I shot.
The thing that I love about these harnesses is how easy they are on the puppy. These two puppies have never been on a leash nor have my grandkids ever led a puppy this small. They all figured it out rather quickly and the puppies didn't get choked like they would with a collar. So now, not only are my grandkids my little helpers but they are my puppy trainers too (wink, wink).