4 Years Old

Happy 4th birthday, 𝔍ä𝔤𝔢𝔯𝔪𝔢𝔦𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯! You keep us laughing and on our toes with your superior intelligence, strong-will, and vibrant personality. We are grateful to be your family and love you very much, buddy!

Lucky Dog 5K

This year for St. Patrick’s Day , Jägermeister and I got into the Irish spirit and hit the pavement! We participated in the Lucky Dog Virtual 5K, which supported some amazing animal shelters! We chose our donation to go to Pets with Disabilities Rescue, based out of Prince Frederick, MD. 

It was nice to get outside and out of the house after a much needed break from the cold/rain/snow…but it was quite an eye-opener that Jäger and I have much work to do together as a team.  Spring is definitely in the air… Loose-leash walking and commands such as “heal” escaped Jäger’s mind once we got started and the sights/sounds/smells became way more exciting to him! Although we didn’t have the smoothest team effort, or the fastest time, it was great to be back in 5K mode! We walked the miles for this one around our home town. 

Virtual Home Manners (VHM)

During Covid, Jägermeister earned his Virtual Home Manners (VHM) title.

Virtual Home Manners tests assess ten skills that well-mannered pet dogs should display in the home setting.  The skills reflect that the dog owner has control over the dog, is able to walk the dog on a loose leash, and has developed a bond with the dog.

The evaluation is done by a video recording. Two levels of Home Manners are offered – Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) and Virtual Home Manners Adult (VHMA).

Here is Jägermeister’s VHM video: