Levi’s been out and about some already, going to a Subway one evening with us, the hardware store another. He’s not gone inside anywhere of course, but exploring the sidewalk and getting petted is good for him.
Monday morning I put him in the car with just me (Mom was sleeping), and we drove around the block. He was anxious, used to being in the back seat with someone to cuddle with.
He’s having trouble settling in, poor kid. Poor us, too. Wow he’s been a tough challenge so far. But he sits on command, and I’m starting to reduce the treat luring for the down. Loose leash walking is going well too. Leave it and let go, is the most oft practiced. I can’t take my eyes off him: did that a few minutes ago and he had unplugged my laptop, about to chew the cord. YIKES!
Housebreaking is going much better, at least.
Most of the time he’s pretty good at seeing I’ve walked away, and has a good gallop to catch up. We take lots of little walks too, giving him a chance to eliminate outside, then explore some.
He’s super food motivated, so I got lucky there! We haven’t started the find it games at all, nor the pace with me games yet either. I’d like to, but his nip and chew with the subsequent ”leave it” and “let go” practice seems to be taking up all our time. (and my energy…)
I’m hoping to get him into a puppy kindergarden class this Thursday, too. It would do him good to interact with other puppies. Let him bite and chew on them for an hour instead of me!
Monday night I finally got to sleep in my own bed, now that the housebreaking has reached a reliable enough level of success, and he is sleeping for longer periods. He was pretty durn good, little guy.