Labrador Retriever 7 Month Old Puppy
This Dog Needs a Good Home
We got a random phone call. This guy in a trailer park, had taken it upon himself to take in this dog. It was unwanted, and had been in several different homes in his seven months of life.
It spent all that time on a ten foot leash. According to the man that gave it to us, it was dehydrated and skinny when he got it. Thanks to him, the dog had gained some weight and had a sleek coat.
The dog was very friendly and we liked it right away.
Bringing the Dog Home in Back Seat of Truck
Our Home and Ten Acres to Run
Leash walking until pet has the urge. Praising for going potty outside, or pooping outside.
Yes. On the trip home, the dog started to act desperate, and then it started peeing on the coat we had on the seat for him to learn my hubby's smell. Then, it apparently wasn't done, because he started pooping on the floor mat.
The general farting should have been our first clue, but we ignored it.
(Bad) dog owner...
Well. The poor dog was eating puppy food made with corn. We will slowly change it to a lamb and rice, no corn, no wheat, brand of Diamond dog food.
Dog eats anything not tied down. Cat food. Sticks. Grass. Finally, dog food.
Introducing the dog to the rest of animals.
The dog was in chase mode, but leashing soon cured that problem. Timing, a cat, and the word "no" at the same time as dead ending on leash.
Socializing with Another Dog
Well. Our dog is an un-neutered male, and their dog was a fixed female. Our dog was highly interested but our friend's female was a little growly.
Time to get ours fixed.
Getting to the end of day one. The big debate is whether to keep it on porch in its kennel, since it's not house trained yet, or, to keep the kennel in the garage with the cats.
Bedtime -Trial Run
I guess, since it is used to sleeping in its kennel, and so it feels safer, I'm letting it spend the night in the house garage.
He will have lots of company. The cats, so he won't get lonely, plus a safer environment for the cats to prowl around since they crawl at night.
I will check on him in a bit. Probably let him out for one more potty break at 10 p m