The Lab hits 3 months…

3 11 2009

The more regular readers of my blog posts will note that my little puppy isgetting a little older, well he just turned 3 months. I have to admit that he is becoming quite the handful; he loves to chew on anything and everything, including candles and the cat’s toys. Only yesterday I noted the remains of a cat’s toy being passed out of him in the back garden….lovely….

He will be off to puppy training hopefully this week. I am really hopeful that if he only learns one thing, that it is the meaning of the word NO! If he can grasp what this means, then I think we will be on track…

I am being a little harsh, as he has “sit”, “paw” and “other paw” mastered. He also knows to sit on the floor mat every time he comes into the house after his walk. Oh, and I must not forget that the little fella knows to cry and make some noise when he is in need of some toilet relief, ensuring he does this outside…..

All in all, things are going well….So far….I will keep you up dated.

Puppy weekend alone

12 09 2009

Well this weekend has seen my fiancé off on her hen weekend, which I have no doubt is going very well. However, this has left me and little Diesel (my 6 week old black Labrador puppy) all alone. So far the weekend has been a mixed bag, what with Diesel deciding he will show off and poo and wee everywhere in front of some guests, deciding that he would now like to chew the sofa and more entertaining, will try to play with the two cats, who seem to hate him…

 Needless to say this weekend has been very entertaining. Diesel, when no one is watching, is getting pretty good at the toilet training, what with being able to poo and wee on the paper left out for him in designated areas (though he dictated these areas to me). So I am thinking, progress is being made….He is also pretty intelligent, he now knows where all the cats toys are and loves to show off to me that he can go find them, drag the box into the lounge and then get all of them out and kill them…He has also mastered getting up onto the sofa, which looking at the height of him and the height of it is very impressive. He has to scale up the front of it like a true mountain legend, though he has had some little falls too. My only concern is that once he is on there he loves to chew the seats and cushions. Now I’m guessing the 10 year guarantee is not going to cover this?

 It was pleasant though today watching the cricket, seeing the little lad running around and slowly getting tired. He scaled up the sofa and laid next to me which was very cute (a camera moment). However, I feel asleep for about an hour, but woke up to see that the sofa wasn’t wrecked, but had a little Diesel sound asleep on it, curled up next to me…..ahhhhh

Now for next week, going to try and move that paper slowly towards the door, see if he still does his business on it…What you think?