"Hi there! I've been meaning to email you photos for awhile now..so here is a long overdue update! Barkley is wonderful! He is incredibly intelligent and will do anything for food! He's 7.5 months old and weighs about 55lbs. I think he's smaller than the males from his group this summer, but he's a good size. He loves his crate and randomly goes in it whenever he feels like it. He loves to be around us but is also the right amount of independent. The family photos are from this fall when he was about 12 weeks old. We took him to Confluence, PA for a long weekend to meet his dog cousins and he went hiking. He loves to go on walks and heels very well. He asks us daily for one, no matter the weather. All of our neighbors want to meet him because he's so cute. He loves to play and be chased. He loves all dogs too. We were able to train him on our invisible fence very quickly. He loves to be outside and when the Backyard is too swampy we let them sit on the deck and he's content with that too. He loves to fetch in the house, he walks very slowly to get the ball or toy and at least 50% of the time wanders off and bring shoes back with the toy. Once I had a pile of 12 shoes and about 6 other items he could find :-) Our only real frustration has been the biting. When he's in a playful mood he just can't help but bite. We tried everything and had to use an e collar which has been working really well. I love the testimonials page to find other pups from you all. They seem very similar!"
- Kelly | February 2019
"Hi! Just wanted to give you an update on Barkley (formerly Neston)...he weighed in at 20.3lbs at exactly 12 weeks old. He brings us all so much joy! He is is doing really well with potty training, with only a few tough days in the beginning. We are still working on the puppy biting, but starting to notice some improvements there. He loves to play fetch and sleep on the floor vents. He has slept through the night ever since the beginning. He loves to meet other dogs, and all of our neighbors want to meet him- They all say he’s the cutest puppy! I think he’s finally comfortable in our house and really likes to follow us wherever we go. We are so happy to have him!! Also, we took him for professional family photos while he’s still little (that was not easy!) I’ll send a few when we get them back. Thanks so much!"
- Kelly | September 2018
"Hi! Just wanted to let you know that Neston is now Barkley. So far, he is an absolute dream puppy! He's getting more an more comfortable in our house and with us each day, but is still the most mellow puppy I've ever met. He loves his crate (which we love) and likes to go in there on his own for naps. He sleeps through the night and though he enjoys cuddling and being with us, he really likes to be on his own too. He is the opposite of the last dog we had and we certainly needed that! Thanks for letting us be his owners :-) We will be in touch when we are ready for the next!"
- Kelly | August 2018