Buddy has been crated whenever we leave because he runs amok. This morning when we were ready to run errands he followed me to his crate but stopped at my elbow. I opened the door told him it was time for a nap. He slowly walked forward put his nose in the crate then slowly raised his head to look me in the eyes, gave me a real sad look and slowly sat down.
I told him I would leave him out and give him a treat if he was good, but if he ran amok, he would be crated for life.
Came back three hours later to find him waiting at the door. He jumped up and gave me a hug. which is something he ha does not normally do. Only when he is really excited. There was nothing disturbed. Not even Wife who had given me lecture 277 Buddy gets into things before we left. Buddy is now about four and a half and i guess the maturity switch finally switched on.
Awwww....what a good boy! Sophie is 16 months and we leave her loose in the house now. We started slowly at about a year old. She showed us that she sleeps for the most part while we are gone. Now we leave her for hours. My son's wedding was a couple of weeks ago, and she was home alone for about 5 hours and nothing was bothered. Yesterday she was alone for 4. We have found that she ony acts like a crazy dog when she has an audience. When she's alone, it seems like all she does is wait for us to come home. Sweet girl misses us when we're gone. Your boy is probably the same way.
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
.Buddy is now about four and a half and i guess the maturity switch finally switched on
This made me laugh! Good for him!
Teddy is 5 1/2. His maturity switch still has not been activated.
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Good boy, Buddy. Sounds like you have earned your freedom.
Way to go, Buddy! Now Andy, don't stress him by trusting him TOO much so that he breaks down and reverts. Baby steps, you know. And don't tempt him by leaving things within reach. Bill tends to forget once in a while and will leave a paper towel or the stick from an ice cream bar on the side table next to the couch. Poor Champ simply can't resist things like that, and he is almost 7! If it's a stick, then I am in panic mode for the following couple of days, afraid the poor guy is going to have a perforated stomach or intestine.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Yippee. Glad Buddy behaved himself. We didn't start leaving our labs out until they were a year old and our new pup will be the same. it's great knowing they can have the run of the house without worrying about what destruction they are making.
What a good boy, It is hard to resist those eyes.
Erns is 10.5 and the switch still hasn't gone on. Yesterday I left him inside while I picked lemons. How much trouble can a 10 year old arthritic Lab get up to in 5mins. A lot...
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