Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I am (was) all prepared to be "on" with a new puppy, constant watching, taking outside, monitoring behavior, the whole nine yards. I wasn't prepared for this angel! He is well-mannered and just has basic needs which include staying with his master (lucky me Ü), play, sleep, eat, poop, play, sleep, eat, poop and be cute all in-between.
He hasn't lived in a house at all so he associates outside with doing his business. He slept quietly last night and waited patiently this morning in the crate. He has learned how to climb stairs which was a new thing for him and he doesn't mow down Danny when Danny runs through the house. There is an issue with Danny's blankie but that has more to do with Danny than Jack.
There is nothing more precious than a pup that whines because he can't see you. The kids are inside his crate right now and he's resting at my feet. I don't think I'll have to tether him to me at all if he keeps this up, tethering is like staking with children in case you didn't know and if you don't know what either thing means, it is keeping the animal/kid you're training beside you all day. With a dog you can tether him to you with a leash.
I'll update this post with pictures. We got Jack from one of the owners of Noah's Ark in Locust Grove GA. Other than driving, the meeting with the breeder and Jack were pretty uneventful. Jack was not the first to come running and took turns following around me and the kids separately. I inspected his ears, eyes, stomach and hiney for any signs of trouble, after spending some time with me he rolled over for a belly rub. His sisters were very hyper compared to him, in fact I have scratches on my arm to prove it! Lol.
I probably should have done more but we were sold after 10 minutes of Jack time. I talked more to the breeder, met Jacks's mom and pop and his pop is BIG! Both mom and pop were laid back. Jack is microchipped, we talked about what the breeder has done and what needs to be done soon on my end. I even got a copy of the pop's OHA report. Jack has a limited registration with AKC, which is fine with me because he will be neutered. I have absolutely no intentions of breeding, showing or dealing with a dog in that 'season'. Lol.
Now Petsmart yesterday was an adventure! I had to carry Jack because even though they allow animals, dogs have to be carried or on a leash. We didn't have a leash yet and Jack wasn't used to one either. Danny-3, Camille-7, Jack-25-28 lbs and Mom. Danny's putting whatever toys he likes for Jack in the cart, Camille wants to push the cart and I'm carrying Jack. Finally Jack and Danny were in the cart and Camille was assigned to "put things back".
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