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Saggio is getting pretty damn good at frisbee.

I think Saggio missed me while I was in Costa Rica…


Just a little life lesson here: If you want to build a snowman, don’t bring your German shepherd puppy along to help.

My German Shepherd pup Saggio gets his first tiny taste of snow.

Here’s Saggio playing in our new backyard (!), which is just the woods. I’m teaching him to climb stuff, which helps build up his confidence and trust with me, so he’ll do way cooler tricks in the future. (The part at the end where he threads the needle between the trees was all his idea, however.)

This video also exemplifies one of the main reasons I moved out of NYC: space and freedom to run. Of all the things New York has to offer, freedom to move is not one of them, especially for a dog like Saggio. Here’s to the woods!

(P.S. I apologize for the crappy video quality. This was shot on my iPhone 3G with the iVideoCamera app, so it’s a bit bootleg.)


Warning: don’t try this at home!

Once you’re puppy rides shotgun, it will be really difficult to get him to ever ride in the backseat again.

Which brings me to a list of products we recommend to help prevent you dog from attempting to drive your car…

  1. Outward Hound Pet Hammock
  2. The Pet Net
  3. Seat Belt Harness
  4. Kibbles ‘n Bits Original Flavor (Toss fistfuls over shoulder while driving - simultaneously using products 1, 2 & 3  for best results.)


Saggio exhibited all of the personality traits we were looking for in a puppy: curiosity, friendliness, courage and…

Our pup, Saggio, on the day we got him. Cute!

(If you want to see more of Saggio, we’ve gone completely crazy and made him his own blog. Check it out here: We’ll be adding a LOT more to it shortly.)