Thursday, April 7, 2011

the lil' furry guy

Day 1 + 2, Scout really was the most chilled back, amazing doggy you'd met.

Day 3, the puppy in him started coming out. He's still pretty chill at times, is doing fairly well with his crate training, and he's sleeping through the night. But he is definitely teething right now...on everything. Furniture. Toys. His crate. Us. Of course, he is a puppy.

That being said, Jamie and I are pretty serious about training him to be a well-behaved dog. We're still trying to figure out the exact route we'll go, but for the time being, we're doing what we know! I just bought Karen Pryor's book, Don't Shoot the Dog, which came highly recommended by Dawn and Courtney (who both have really great dogs and who have both been trained through Highland Pet).

He does still melt my heart when he's curled up at our feet (chewing on something that was meant to be chewed on!).

We're heading to Augusta in a few hours to spend some time with the family and hopefully watch a little golf. Here's hoping Scout can behave while we're there!!


Kristin said...

He is so cute!!! Seriously. So glad we got to meet him for a bit. If you ever need a dog sitter, call us. What's one more? haha

By the way, Matt read the book "How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend" and thought it was good. We have it if you want to borrow it. Just a lot of good training tips and asserting your role as leader of the pack.