Here is a little snippet into Radleys life so far with us.
On his first day he had a gruelling 2 1/2 hour drive back from the breeders to home, most of which was spent on my lap or curled up in my handbag.
Just before we got home we stopped off at the local [email protected]
and picked up a few bits and pieces to aid in Radleys training.
From day one we taught him what the puppy training pad is for, this he has picked up pretty well, although we do have the odd accident en route or when a little too excited.
He settled in really quickly, and after a few hours ate his first meal, and had toiletted properly. A relief to both me & my partner as we knew he was relatively comfortable in his new home.
He has become a real mummys boy, following me pretty much everywhere, and luckily for him as I am self employed I am home quite often and when he is able to go out he will be able to come to work with me sometimes.
On Day 2, Radley discovered the fun of toys. He spent most of the day jumping from one to another and chasing us around the apartment.
Two weeks in, Radley has learnt a lot of the basic commands, like sit, stay, wee, etc. He knows what NO means, but occasionally chooses to ignore it.
He is still a little unsure of the collar and lead, but that is to be expected, he is generally ok with putting his jumpers on when we are going out, although has the odd grump and growl. Never lasts long though.
He has learnt his name well and comes when told to. He sleeps in his bed, plays and chews his own toys and generally is very clever and well behaved
Yesterday Radley visited the pet shop in his carrier and picked out some chew toys to knaw on, he also picked up a new collar and some yummy training treats. He was very tired and a little grumpy with it, all the playing and adventures wore him out, he slept most of the evening and night in his bed without so much as a whimper.
Today, is his first trip to the vets for vaccination number one, and I suspect this will cause the mother of all sulks when we return home, but we shall see.
I shall of course update this when we return.
So far so good, and he is a joy to have about... as I type this he is trundling off to his puppy pad... GOOOOD BOY!!! :0)