Samson at 6 weeks
Samson at 9 weeks with Sally B.
Checking out the pantry.
The children are not thrilled with the puppy nipping stage. They squeal when he nips and he thinks it is a game. The dog is easier to train than the children! You would think, they would not squeal after knowing the dog will repeat the behavior! Slowly, they are learning to gruffly say NO! and leave it.
His favorite toy is an old tarp. We make large water puddles for him to play in.
Basic obedience training is nonstop. He comes rapidly when called and rewarded with the smallest pinch of cheese. He knows to sit and wait for his treat. He is responding well to crate training. I will be happy when he can make it all night without having to go out to do his business!
It has been a while since I have had a puppy to contend with. It is hard work, but like rearing children, it will all be worth it. Now, if we can make it through the chewing phase, it should be smooth sailing!