Lu apparently has some resource guarding issues that are rearing their ugly heads now – she’s finding it very difficult to accept that he’s allowed pats and cuddles too, playtime should be for Lu only, and don’t even think about letting him near any food. So, we’re working on that and making sure she’s still getting plenty of love too, and when there’s food around, she gets lots of biscuits for not showing teeth. It will be interesting to see how this settles down over the next week or two, and at worst I guess I just do crated training times so she doesn’t feel the need to protect her food. As long as she doesn’t worry about him with toys, which she was at first. We went to Penny’s today and they shared a toy and in general she was a lot more at ease with having him around. I think she thought we might be leaving him there so it was all going to be ok- she was pretty angry when we got home and he came out of his crate and up to the house. I KNOW they’re going to be awesome friends when he starts playing and chasing her – he’s just too little and unsure. His breeder said that when he was with the litter, he would much prefer to play with her than the other dogs. That works for me.
One toilet accident outside, which occurred literally 2 minutes after coming inside from a half-hour explore of the backyard. Awesome. Two wake-ups during the night for various toilet visits and a very unsettled sleep from him meant a very unsettled sleep for me.
Just before, I opened his crate so he could come out… he trundled out then collapsed in a heap in front of the door and fell asleep. Too cute.
Also, we’ve decided to call him Loki (the dark to Thor’s light, and Lu’s dad is Thor and her name can be a measure of light… See what we’ve done there?!), he’s smart, mischievous… My brother suggested it the other day but said he was evil and greedy, so I thought no even though I liked it, then Nic’s brother and sister in law suggested it, but said he was smart and mischievous which sounds better than evil and greedy. So, thanks for voting and sorry I chose something completely different. We’ve been calling him Loki all day and it seems to have stuck.
He did so well at Penny’s today- he met the dogs one at a time, and then all together, and explored one part of her yard, then the whole thing, and wasn’t phased or worried by anything much. He’s super coordinated and doesn’t stop. He ran around and played and explored for over an hour with Penny’s dogs at her place and could have kept going but we crated him to go to the beach.
I ordered a sherpa carry bag today so he can come on outings, and we’ll bring a blanket with us so he doesn’t have to go on the ground. When he stops crying every time he goes in the crate, I’ll take him to school a couple of times too.
Remind me at some stage to get some Lu weaving video. We’re down to 7cm. I’ve started jackpotting with the hose like I did with RC. Hopefully this will give me a bit more enthusiasm on entries.