So, you puppy parents out there….how are things going?
They are all around 7-8months now right? They have their shots, have been fixed, have their teeth in and are beginning to become young adults.
I have noticed that Cairo has really mellowed out. He isnt crazy like he was and is trying to destuff every toy and crate bed I give him. He goes to the dog park and loves every dog he meets. He doesnt chew on Caesar as much as before.
What are you guys experiencing? Anyone in training classes or already out? How was that?
Ummm, Keoki must have missed the memo about mellowing out and becoming a young adult. He is still goofy and crazy and de-stuffing anything he can get his nice strong teeth into.
He is beginning to stand up to Jazzy a bit more. If she's on Gypsy's pillow and he approaches, she gives him her mean-bossy-bitch growl and now he just moves in close and stands next to her. Sometimes she'll attack, other times she just grumbles while he settles in.
He's not fixed yet for a couple of reasons: 1} we're traveling a lot off and on in August, so he'll have to wait until September, and 2} I am still making the decision as to whether to show or not. Dh really –really--would like to NOT show him, but did fianlly say, "I don't care what you do, but I'M not going to the shows." --but the tone said, "I'd really rather get him fixed soon". But I get such a kick out of watching my dogs out there . . .
Trying to decide at what point I'm just taking advantage of dh's agreeableness. I mean, he didn't want Jazz to show either; the original deal when we got her was that she would be spayed at six months. Then she wound up showing for two years . . .
I have a few weeks to figure it out.
No training classes here at all. sigh. I would have liked to have done that for/with him, but the timing was always off. But he listens really well and is as obedient as I expect him to be at this point.
Keoki is doing great. He has a much warmer nature toward strangers than Jazzy ever had, and is our official guest greeter. He's pretty sure that every person who comes into the house is here to see him. He's quite tall now -- when he lays on dh's lap in the recliner he stretches from waist to ankles; he used to fit so nicely. LOL