Friday, February 26, 2010

Six one way...

When we first got Trip he was quiet all night. Notice I did not say he slept through the night because he did not. He apparently would wake up, pee in his crate and to back to sleep. This is not ideal but it did allow me to sleep all night. Now he's the opposite. He's barking to be let out multiple times a night. I can see getting up once, but really-every few hours? That gets a little old considering there were some night he did not pee in his crate so I know he can do it. So this is also not ideal but a good step for him. The boy just seems to have no desire to "hold it." He'll pretty much go anytime, anywhere. So although I'm glad he's starting to let me know he wants out of his crate, at some point he's going to have to learn some self-control. I know he's a baby, but all the other puppies seemed to catch on a little faster.

I worked the last three days at a clinic a good ways away which entailed early mornings and long days. The dogs are apparently used to my being home more and did not appreciate being crated all day and then my having no energy to play at night-can't they just watch the Olympics too? They have also been very needy lately. I don't know what's up with that but they all want to be in my lap.
I know this picture looks a lot like the others but I don't think this one has been posted yet. It's not recent-we don't have snow anymore.


LauraK said...

Good luck house training that little man! As much as I want a puppy, I am not looking forward to sleepless nights and potty training. That is so awesome that you have the patience to foster all these puppies, I'm sure they are so thankful!

Sam said...

Hi there,

Nice blog and nice dogs. You have a lot of accomplishments!

My dog, Marge, has been needy, too. I don't know where you live, but if you've been hammered with snow the way we've been, then that's probably a huge factor. Trying to run agility with my girl has been a challenge because the amount of exercise she's getting is way down - I can't wait for all this snow to melt.