A blog about our life on the family farm. Lots of animals, chickens, hair sheep, dexter cows, horses, border collies, alpaca. Read about how the farm life is tackled by a full time working couple.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
"What? Was that a command or a suggestion?"
"I look so innocent"
We are waiting for this calm to develop in the puppy.
The puppy is a dog weed basically. He grows and grows and grows. He is 19.3 lbs already with no signs of slowing down. It is amazing how quickly he is gaining weight. It shouldn't be since he consumes two times as much food as our adult 50+lb dog does. Luckily, he is smart so that is offsetting his puppy behavior. He is truly annoying. At night he wants to go outside and pee every 15 minutes. Can you imagine how awful pausing your movie every fifteen minutes is when you have no control of the pause location. It is crazy. He pees every time. I offered a suggestion to Annmarie that we not let him drink any water after dinner. She wasn't going for it. He can now jump on the couch, so now we are teaching him the "off" command. He is also starting to bark at the cats inside the house. That is a big "NO", he ignored Annmarie this morning until she hollered at him. He took her serious and stopped. They tell you to maintain your calm and control. It is not always possible. We are picking him up every day and carrying him around to get used to being man handled. I want to be able to carry him or put him on his back whenever is necessary without him panicking. He will now sit for his food and tonight he waited for a release command. He is scary smart.