The words Dog Breed Info with the letter D inside of a black paw print

My Apartment Puppy—First Days Out and About

A small fluffy white and black puppy sitting down outside on a snowy day in front of a black plastic bag blowing in the wind

Zippy reminds me of Spencer when he was a puppy the way she reacts to certain things. Like doorways, open car doors and moving objects she has not seen before. She will often stop and look at me and sometimes ask to be picked up. The day we found a big black bag four times her size blowing in the wind she stopped and just stared at it, not sure what to do.

A toy sized dog smelling a black plastic bag outside in the winter

When we got closer it was not so scary anymore. She gave it a good sniff.

A little white dog with black patches on her face standing in a parking lot

One thing we are going to have to work on for sure is crossing streets. When Zip sees an moving car heading in her direction she often just stops. She will stand there and look at me. Problem is often times this is in the middle of the road or parking lot in direct line of the massive moving object heading her way, the car.

A little Shih-Poo puppy watching people get out of a black car

There was someone getting out of that black car. Instead of continuing to walk she just stopped and watched.

A little Shih-Poo puppy walking down a sidewalk next to parked cars

With a little encouragement she started walking again.

A little fluff ball of a puppy sitting down at the feet of a person wearing black boots

This is what Zip does when she wants me to pick her up. She gets close to my legs, sits down and looks at me.

A small white fluffy dog jumped up at a flushing toilet

Zippy is unsure about a lot of things, but not toilets. She has a fascination with the flush. She runs over to watch.

The reflextion of a girl walking a small toy sized dog down a sidewwalk

Zippy seems to be a natural born heeler. I never taught her this, she follows behind me. If I stop she stops. Time will tell if she keeps this up.