whelped January 25, 2021: 3 bicolor or black & tan males, 1 black male, 2 black females & 1 bicolor female
Mercy bred to Cantor
UU litter background information
UU litter pedigree
to UU litter diary (will be on website probably another week)
See the UU litter during their sixth week
Mr. Blue (Now “Radar”) & Miss Pink (now “Jazz”) went to Gillette, WY, to be trained for police work (no call names chosen yet). Miss Yellow (now “Nisa”) went to Portland to do agility. Miss Purple (now “Beadie”) went to Colorado to do agility and nosework. Mr. Green (now “Marshall”) and Mr. White (now “Cody”) went to Colorado to be pets. Mr. Red (now “Ursa”) went to SW Wyoming as a pet.
Cody (Celhaus Uncharted Life Adventures) at 9 weeks
the former Mr. White
Cody went to live with two labs, Pear & Carson (referred to as “P” and “C” in Todd’s notes)
“Ears are starting to stand up and he is getting more active. He makes it up and (with some effort) down stairs. He doesn’t like puppy-express (me carrying him down stairs) but given a choice of going down stairs or just going, well, puppy-express is the way to go. Went to both home improvement stores. Since we only made it down an isle or two, we could go back a few times.. Met kids, adults, etc. Everyone still loves Cody. Evidently, Cody is getting a reputation in the neighbor hood as misc. people are stopping by to say hi. He is going after old C&P chewing grounds (table, sofa, chair, etc.) and like the labs, not deterred by bitter apple for long…. However, he is easily distracted to appropriate chewing toys. He is learning leave-it better (and my pants, legs appreciate it). I started on sit, come and better leash walking (ok, more formal) but first lesson got side-tracked by Carson wanting treats. A few days ago, Cody and Pearl were soft-playing in the back yard. By the time they were done, they were covered in dead-grass. Should have had a camera…
Jazz (Celhaus Unlimited Jasmine) at 8 weeks
the former Miss Pink
Radar (Celhaus United We Stand) at 8 weeks
the former Mr. Blue
Jazz and Radar at 8 weeks
Marshal (Celhaus Ursus the Mighty Xavier) at 9 weeks
the former Mr. Green
Marshall at 8 weeks
1st photo: “15 minutes before getting home.”
2nd photo: “After less than 10 minutes in the yard.”
3rd photo: “Happy National Puppy Day!”
Day2: “We had a vet appointment first thing this morning. He’s doing great. He and Lucy are doing fantastic. He just saw himself reflected in my phone in that photo I sent you. So precious. Lucy is doing a really good job of learning to be a big sister. I’m super proud of her.”
Beadie (Celhaus Ultimav Udo) at 8 weeks
the former Miss Purple
Name Story: “Ultimav Udo – which depending on what your web search returns for what these two words mean in German – it’s either ultimate power of the wolf or ultimate power of the home. We do not doubt she will live up to both names. Her call name is “Beadie”, which derived from a character in the HBO series The Wire, which takes the viewer through the complicated nature of the drug trade and the politics that come into play from the streets, to the police force, to the actual politicians. In the second season of The Wire, a port authority officer, Beadie Russell, uncovers a shipping can with a hidden compartment carrying thirteen dead women who were being trafficked. Dark, I know, but stay with me! Beadie, who was essentially a patrol officer, develops into a savvy detective who assists a talented team of police in solving the case. We had the name picked out before meeting any of the pups in the event we went home with a girl. We feel like the name couldn’t be anymore appropriate due to her response to the cadaver test. Is it too aggressive to claim kismet? We don’t think so.”
Nisa (Celhaus Unstoppable Nisa) at 8 weeks
the former Miss Yellow
Day 1: “We made it to Missoula, and Nisa did great. She slept most of the way and went potty very quickly every time we took her out. Here are some pictures from today. She’s been fabulous about potty – she really screams her head off when she needs to poop so we’ve been able to get her to the potty area without a problem. She is talking to us lots but also calms herself down fairly quickly. Can’t wait to be home tomorrow and start a regular routine and have a safe outside space. Hope everyone else made it home safely. Priya had a manding session with her tonight. She did so good.”
Day 2: “It was a rough night. I think she’s missing the gang. She was up every couple of hours – we just let her potty and then back in her kennel. We will need coffee for the dive home. But she’s so happy this morning.
We made it home. Nisa did great. I think she is relieved that we actually have a house and yard. I’m sure she thought we lived in our car after two days. We are all going to try to get some sleep now.”
Day 3: “She slept way better last night. Only woke up once and she was calm the rest of the night. She loves her kennel.”
Ursa (Celhaus Ursa Minor) at 8 weeks
the former Mr. Red
3/27/21: “Ursa is doing great. Just got back from visiting the gym again. He was stealing everyone’s cleaning rags. Puppy privilege. Quite the hit with everyone. He has met 31 different people now. “
3rd photo: “He sure loves to play with a key attached to a wrench. I hope to train him to find my keys!”
Explanation of Manding (so you understand what people are referring to), which I began teaching them at 5 weeks: Manding was a practice new to me until Jane Killion’s Puppy Culture DVD series, but I immediately saw its value and have incorporated it into my puppy-raising routine. I show it to the new owners when they take their pups because it’s a great way to begin their bonding with the pups. If they can notice – and affirm – their pup’s nice efforts to communicate with them, the pup will soon quit jumping on people, which is the most irritating habit dogs have. Here are my notes from Jane’s explanation of manding in her DVDs.
Manding – one of the most important skills for any social creature.
- By default, puppies will mand by jumping up and pawing at us. This is one if the chief behaviors that dog owners complain about.
- So we teach the puppies the core concept that if they want something, they can sit to ask for it instead of jumping up.
- Jumping up is appropriate puppy behavior with adult dogs – please play with me, feed me, etc. Our task is to change the cue to human presence to mean sit instead of jump up.
- We do this by presenting a cue – in this case a human – and then clicking and treating the puppy for sitting. Jumping is the program that the puppy came with. You’re just substituting the sit behavior for the default behavior. The profound part of it is that you’re teaching your dog to talk to you.
- At first, we click the puppy even if he just backs off from jumping on us. Once he seems to understand that, we ask for more. We wait until the puppy is actually sitting before we click.
- We’re not training the puppy to sit on command; we’re training the puppy to sit automatically with humans in front of him. Therefore, we will not be adding a verbal cue to sit or off. The presence of the human IS the cue for the puppy to sit.
- The pup will at first offer the automatic response of climbing up, but quickly learns that the sit is what elicits the praise.
- The need to be heard is a deep emotional need for all social animals. Your job is to give the puppy a voice to communicate with you. We’re taking his most primal need and saying to him “You have a voice. I’m going to listen to you but I’m going to show you how to speak to me.” He learns that he matters and is heard – and that will form his whole life. If you just correct him, you deprive him of his voice and that is incredibly damaging psychologically.
Cody at 8 weeks
the former Mr. White
Cody went to live with two labs, Pear & Carson (referred to as “P” and “C” in Todd’s notes)
3/26/21: “Went to car dealership for oil change and took Cody. For only two training lessons on leash, he did incredible. No accidents inside and pee’d outside. Lost track of how many people we met. A few people didn’t want to say hi but that is good to get that experience. Everyone we met seemed to love Cody. Actually ran into a nice lady with a 9 year old white poodle-like dog (Cody size). Both got along great and had a fun play time. Made the total mistake of introducing Cody to Rio, my neighbors poodle-pointer. Rio has played with C&P and is energetic, barks a lot but in general, ok with C&P along with Tikanni. I was carrying Cody over there to avoid leash, before I could even put Cody down, Rio grabbed his rear paw, started pulling and wouldn’t let go even as Cody was screaming. I had to put my hand into Rios mouth to get him to release and grab Rio by his collar for separation. We left with Rio trying to grab Cody as I sheltered Cody. Vet check say Cody is ok but Cody was hesitant to meet the nice 9 year poodle dog. Needless to say, Rio is no longer welcome around my dogs and is ignored when he wants to ‘talk’ between yards. Last night, Marianna brought over Tikanni (Alaskan malamute) for play time in my yard. Cody was a little apprehensive but Tikanni was super nice and Cody started playing with him. Marianna is a supper strong dog mom. She has looked at the Celhaus websight and couldn’t see the UU litter puppy pics but said the large dogs were magnificent. Cody also met Poobear through the fence (not sure of his breed, large-super-fluffy dog). Poobear lives down the green belt and C&P have met him before. Poobear’s mom says that he likes puppies so I let Cody say hi through the fence. Cody is getting a little more zealous grabbing my toes and pants. During one time inside the house, P actually brought over one of the redirection toys so I could distract Cody. P has taken on being close to Cody and correcting him as well as distracting him if I don’t have a redirection toy (thanks, Pearl). She lets him come over and do his thing until he goes too far. Cody is pretty much done with my initial leave-it prop and seems to be getting it (ex, last time, he didn’t even go for the dog cookie which C&P don’t like so it makes a good ‘never going to get it’ training prop). Need to find a new prop. Side note on toes, pants… Cody has a soft-mouth on my fingers but toes seem to be tasty… Keeping up with manding. Cody is a fiend for high value treats. Cody is climbing slowly up deck stairs but the carpeted stairs inside are a little more tricky. Needless to say, he can slowly climb up but not allowed to try going down. Cody is a truly wonderful puppy…“
3/27/21: “Went to Murdoch’s supply today and met about everyone (who strangely all loved Cody 😊). Also met a lab puppy there so got a puppy visit in… I had a loose leash, Cody barked a little but warmed up to the puppy. Lab puppy was on a prong collar and tight leash… They both got along as best as they could with the tight prong collar. Also met neighbors across green space and their husky/malamute (not sure) at the fence. Cody was barking a little. I took him to the fence up high to meet the wife and then put him back away from the fence for him to figure it out which he did and he/labs all got along with Kygo. (aka, sniffing each other at the fence) Cody made a interesting sound when I kept him from doing something that could possibly get him hurt. The sound reminded me of the raptor cartoon. 😊 He is getting tired of me carrying him downstairs and now climbs up stairs (both deck and carpeted). He went hard after my feet tonight and didn’t respond to drop it command which earned him a time out in his crate (which I made bigger last night and Pearl went into it and laid down…) He is stealing treats from Carson and Pearl (fast little rascal). Pearl will correct him. Carson will growl and eventually whine a little. I’m shadow giving Carson treats (like throwing a bone-treat up to the second floor where Cody won’t currently go). Carson is actually smart enough not to crack his bone treat near Cody but takes it outside (or at least away from Cody). Pearl cracks hers near Cody and he gets a few pieces along with his… It is interesting to watch Cody scamper along. He reminds me of Cantor’s gate in the gracefulness of it all (right before he plops head over heals…)“
UU Litter (photos taken by others) at 7 weeks
1st photo: Group with me
next 3 photos: Mr. Green (now Marshall)
5th & 6th photos: Miss Pink & Mr. Red manding
Last photo: Miss Purple in search pool