The breeder sent her home with me when she was 7 weeks old. She's 8 weeks and 3 days old today.
I've spent every waking moment working with her since I got her. I live in Maine, and its been below freezing here, so I have her trained to voluntarily eliminate in a pee pad lined pen. She has barely ever cried in her crate, she has already developed an extraordinarily soft bite (she still gets me occasionally with her puppy canines though) and she will occasionally play up to 8 or 9 rounds of fetch with me when she's in the mood. I'm not teaching her verbal commands yet, but she's following a lure extremely well, and has an incredible front sit. I'm very proud of her.
I watch a lot of Zak George, but I'm no professional trainer. I barely taught her any of this. Its all Rogue. All I do is feed her, play tug, give her treats when she does good, and stroke and groom her for many hours a day while she has her naps.
Rogue's sire is ELDORADO N AKUABA LUCKY CHARMER, and her dam is MATA HAURI QUICK STEP. The dam, all 4 grand parents, and all 8 great grand parents are show champions. The sire did not compete due to covid.
Rogue is my ESA animal. I want to try to train her in a way where we can work together someday. My father is going to start a security company here in maine when it becomes safe to do so, and the breeder told me that the breed doesn't understand bite work, so that leaves detection and tracking as possible occupations. I'd also like to try hunting rabbits with her some day as a catch dog. Are those reasonable expectations for a show dog? I've also considered dog shows and breeding. Shows are not really my scene, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try. Can she be a hunter, a tracker, a detector, /and/ a show dog? Does anyone have any ideas of what else this promising puppy could achieve?