I got a new puppy….well, you knew that. He’s not Brand new. Just kinda new. He still seems very new to me, because I’m never home to play with him.
I know – cheese with that whine? (OH – speaking of cheese – go check out my friend Suzanne’s blog – she’s giving away a cheese making kit – and a smart phone! She is a GOOD TIMES blogger! www.chickensintheroad.com)
But. Back to me.
Wednesdays are going to be Housebreaking Day! You are so excited, I can tell. You ARE – I can always tell by traffic which quadruples every time I mention Housebreaking.
And Tuesday will be: drum roll
What have I taught my dog this week day!
Accountability is a good thing!
Odie is a full blooded 6 month old male Chinese Crested. From the shelter, thank you very much! I’m just insane about him. His personality is quirky and fun and sometimes almost cat like. He is gorgeous, prancing around, elegant and graceful.
The breed book says they are “hardy, friendly and intelligent dogs who perform well as watch dogs.” That is code for ‘they bark’.
An honest assessment: gulp!
What he’s learned so far:
He walks pretty nicely on the leash, till he gets distracted. He’s not a puller, but he’s a balker.
He sits wonderfully on command and when he knows he should – when he comes in, before he eats.
He almost has lay down. Not quite.
He never pees in the house – but husband says when I’m at work, he occasionally poops in the house. Hmmm….NOT GOOD.
Most generally he comes when’s he called. But something we need to work on.
He does high five fairly well.
He barks once in a while but not obnoxiously. Yet.
And he doesn’t charge out the door.
Okay – short list. Next week we will talk about goals. What I want, and how we are going to get there. The challenges and obstacles. And the FUN ahead. Join me on our journey!