Oliver and Chicklet are an amazing little pair of Papillons. Although they greeted me with a bark-fest, they actually calmed down enough to show off their cute faces for the camera. Not fans of the grass and yard, Oliver and Chicklet decided to hang out with their people on the back deck. It was perfect! We hung out in the breeze of the fan which, not only kept the mosquitos at bay, but it made the pups' flowing hair that much more gorgeous! I introduce Chicklet (on the left) and Oliver (on the right)... Chicklet shows off those lovely ears!Meanwhile, Oliver gets some lovin' from mom. Doesn't he look like a little Panda bear?!? Chicklet is 11 years young but doesn't look a day older than 2!This is what Chicklet does all the time...chew on her chip...Oliver chooses to pass the time with his tongue out to the side looking as Ewok as can be! :)
Hmmm. Is Oliver part Ewok or part Panda? What's your vote? Let me know in the comments below! :)
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but this dog (and by "this dog" I mean me) totally learned something new during Chip and Jolie's session. Chip and Jolie, a pair of happy Papillons, have always been clicker trained - something I've heard of but never was taught properly. It was absolutely fascinating to see! They were amazing at it and completely motivated to do and try new things as soon as the clicker was pulled out! Their mom was nice enough to give me a lesson on how it works and she even did a demonstration with her husband (I think she's on to something big there, btw)!!! I welcome Chip (the pup with the most brown) and Jolie to the blog!
Chip has a very handsome face. His eyes and ears just kill me with cuteness!!!Jolie is such a little lady! She looks so elegant!The clicker training taught Chip and Jolie to get on objects and try out different things for a reward. They are especially good with the ball, balance board, and many other agility-based obstacles. Both Chip and Jolie love to chase the ball. Mostly I think they just like to play keep-away.
A huge thanks goes out to Chip and Jolie's family for allowing me to work with their youngest pups. They've had a rough year but were oh-so-gracious and welcoming during their session. I can wait to work with them on their final artwork. Much love!