Willie, is about to turn one year old on April 19 and we thought you might like to see how he turned out. (pictures attached above) He is the cutest dog. Everywhere we go people ask us what kind of dog he is and where we got him
You said, when we were asking about how he would fit in with us, that he would be ready to come and take over. Well, you couldn't have been more right. He pretty much is the center of attention most of the time.
Housetraining was very easy and with a little bit of training he soon learned to ring the bell to let us know when he wanted to go out. Using the clicker method, he could sit, down, leave it, stay and wait from very very early on. He was a star at puppy kindergarten.
Of course, he still has a few things to perfect. A new puppy across the street will cause him to look over his shoulder when we call come, hestitate a moment and keep going to meet up with his friend. As a result we no longer let him off the leash much. As soon as it stops snowing around here (April 12 and we are having a snowstorm today!!!) we will be working with him outside more with the ultimate goal of improving his ability to ignore temptation.
He loves people so much that he has a hard time sometimes remembering to stay "off" Need some more work on that but the root of the problem is us since we didn't mind the standing up to us and weren't consistent from the beginning. On the other hand, he waits patiently to allow us to go first in and out of he house and has since the beginning.
He goes with us everywhere. He started at a very young age attending grandchildren sporting events. He loves to go in the car and loves loves loves children and other dogs.
We appreciated that you had acclimated him to the crate before we got him and that you sent along a little toy with familiar scents on it when he traveled as well as providing medicine to give him to prevent illness brought on by stress. Our vet was impressed.
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