Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Excited and evil!

What an exciting few weeks.  Lexie out daughters 2 year old dog came to visit for the weekend.

Lexie was very patient as Fin wouldn't leave her alone, he constantly went for her throat,  but the end of the weekend Lexie did put him in his place but it took a while.
Fin even stole her new toy!

 Then the follow week Lexie came back ( for my surprise party) , she was a little bit less patient this time,  but was still incredibly good with such a persistent pup.

Fin has also been to socialising at the vets.  It didn't go that well as there was only one other puppy there ( not much of a socialising session!) Daisy a little Norfolk terrier, got completely bullied by our Fin,  we wanted to intervene but the veterinary nusrse said we had to keep out of it, and that her dog Bailey would sort them out,  but Bailey just wanted to beg for treats.  Poor daisy!

Fin is coming to work with me regularly now, he didn't like the cage, he does at home, but at work it seemed to be an issue,  so I bought a child play pen off ebay and he can now go in and out of the little garden at the back of my studio.  He likes lots of attention and loves when people come into the studio but unfortunately not all of them love him :-(

His toilet training is going very well and apart from a odd couple of times, when he has asked to go out but we haven't got there in time,  he is dry in the house.  He is generally very well behaved,  but of an evening he has a 'manic hour'. He just goes ballistic, and is almost uncontrollable, we call him evil Fin at those time!  We are trying to wear him out by walking him quite a lot,  but I am not sure if he is getting over tired or if he needs more? I am sure we will figure it out, well I hope we do.

He pulls a lot on the short lead but is brilliant on the long lead.  we are letting him off the lead a bit to but he wont go far away from us,  I am sure that will come when he is more confident.

He is getting very tall, and we are starting to think he is part Kangaroo!!!

More updates soon

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sooo exciting

Fin is settling in well, well what I really mean is he is getting us trained.  He likes being outside and he find everything sooooo exiting,  Birds especially pigeons are great to chase but I think his favourite thing in the whole world is leaves,  he loved them  picking them,  eating them and chasing them.  He can't understand why we wont allow him to bring them inside so tries to sneak them in when we are not looking.

 He helped Steve with the weeding and likes to stick his tongue down the gaps in the paving slabs to get them out along with bugs and soil  Yum yum.

He likes chewing everything and I mean everything, arm, legs, ears, hair,  fingers, sofas, carpet,  curtains, toes,  dressing gown cords,  belts,  flower,  bugs, worms, his lead, his collar,  his bed, his blanket, trees, grass, his own tail and soooo sooo many more things.

Toilet training is going well,  we had a complete day yesterday when he asked to go out every time and no accidents,  and we have only had one night with a mess to get up to in the whole time we have had him.  We weren't sure about cage training but I am pretty impressed,  our daughter lent us the cages they used for 2 year old Lexie and I have to say I am very very impressed.  He goes quiet happily into the cage at night or if we have to leave him,  I pop a blanket over the top and he is out like a light.  last night he even put himself to bed, as we were obviously staying up to late and he wanted to go to sleep!!
We have started some simple training and he is starting to sit to get a treat,  not everytime and I am not sure its sunk in yet but its a start.

He came to work with me one day this week and seemed to settle a bit better although I got no work done as I was watching him all the time.  My students want me to make sure he is there Wednesday for them to met,  I am not sure they will be that pleased when I do !!

He also had his first ball,  I am not sure it will last long as he has started to skin it already .....

He knows his name and he knows the word NO!! but he just looks at you then carry's on as before only having given you lovely puppy eyes first.

Bless him x