Puppy Update

Jan 29, 2021 | Brendon Boothman


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We are fast approaching our pup Harley’s 6 month birthday and let me tell you he is growing quickly.  He arrived at our home at Thanksgiving weighing in at 18lbs and is now over 45lbs!  Harley is a smart dog and learns commands and tricks very quickly, he’s also very stubborn when he wants to be. 

So how is puppy training going you might ask.  We’ve taught him all the basic commands, sit, stay, shake a paw and lay down.  He knows how to play dead and roll over but we’ve got a little work to perfect those tricks yet.  When asked to ‘come’…sometimes he listens but other times he doesn’t, using treats really seems to help. 

Breaking bad habits is a work is progress.  Luckily we’ve avoided trips to the vet but he likes to eat socks and gloves.  He realized he’s tall enough to get food off the kitchen island and also doesn’t realize how big he is when jumping on the kids to play, taking them down on a few occasions. 

It reminds me a lot of the movie Marley & Me. 

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