As you can imagine, a 14 week old puppy gets to see and experience a lot of new things. She got to experience her first snow, practiced wearing her vest and she definitely made a new best friend.
Training is a life long occurrence for dogs, and it starts early. Liberty has 3 training sessions per week with her puppy raiser. What are they learning at such an early age? Right now, it's obedience, the most important of learning that will help keep Liberty safe. Recall, coming when called, is a critical skill to master. She is starting this lesson while on the leash. When she gets older, she will be doing this recall exercise off-leash.
Liberty also needs to learn to ignore distractions, people coming over to visit, yummy bones on the ground and the occasional orange cone. Remember, she is a baby.
Another exercise that helps Liberty has learned is Doggie Pushups, a combination of commands that helps her focus on the commands, and pay attention for the next command in the series...sit, down, sit, down, stand
You can see that Liberty gets what seems like a lot of treats. The treats are actually her food. There is a lot of training outside of the classes. The best way to reward a puppy's learning is providing food. By using Liberty's kibble, it helps to keep her lean while she learns.