Thought I would post on how Fraser's progress is going now that he is settled into his new home. He has been 'home' now for almost two weeks and as far as I can tell he is loving it. Just a few things I thought I would mention...
His understanding of 'No' is becoming much better, if he ignores the command he is picked up and put into the bathroom for 2 minutes and then straight after he seems to realise the error of his ways. The trips to the "naughty room" are not as often now so he is starting to understand what he can, and can't get away with!
One of the favourite things that he tries to get away with is biting/nipping at our jeans and also shoelaces - he can't get enough of them, usually a toy substitution works wonders so that we are able to move around the house and not be dragging a puppy along for the ride.
Another thing Fraser loves is paper/cardboad - the box we had his bed placed in has been ripped to pieces, I watched him the other day have a go at it - it's amazing how quick he can make a mess! The other day when I was hanging out some washing I could hear the russeling of pages inside, I turn around and see him practically leap out of the house into the backyard with the tv guide in his mouth looking as proud as ever... my partner ran after him and he did not want to let go of it - he thought he could get away with it and rip it into many pieces - we managed to save it...
His sense of smell and knowing when it is breakfast / dinner time is spot on. He will be on his best behaviour and he already knows to sit even before his bowl is on the kitchen floor. He has perfected the art of the "food stare" as well - when I was starting to make my lunch today I looked up, he was sitting on his matt and his eyes were fixated on me, he was not moving an inch and you could tell that he could smell food and was wondering if he would get any... sorry Fraser, none for you mate...
The belly rub... something he LOVES to get from me and my partner, most of the time when he is playing he will roll onto his back and want us to rub his belly. Why do dogs - esp. labs - love their belly rubbed? The lab that I grew up with always loved a belly rub but not as often as what Fraser seems to demand. I have noticed as well after a rather long belly rub, he will roll back over and guaranteed he will sneeze... it's so damn cute!
Lastly, when I got home from work last night he was sitting on his matt. I put my supplies etc. on the kitchen bench and said hello to him, he turned his head ever so slightly and had this shocked look on his face - like he couldnt believe he was seeing me. He practically leapt from his matt and ran over with his tail going a million miles an hour. Damn he was so happy to see me and I was just as glad to see him, glad to say he doesn't mind giving out kisses when we come home.
It's just so fantastic coming home to see someone so happy to see you - he has definately helped me put everything into perspective and I am much less stressed now - he makes both me and my partner very happy. Fraser is also due to attend his first class of 'puppy pre-school' on 11th August. Just hope that he will enjoy it...
Also stay tuned, I will be uploading some pictures of Fraser onto photobucket from the digital camera in the coming days - I will post again when they are available.
Shaun (Sticks1977), Gaylene and Fraser ;D
ps. That's a pic of Fraser in my avatar...
Sounds like Fraser is settling right into family life!
Sounds like a normal lab puppy! Thats awesome.. glad to hear you guys are all adjusting to your new family... I love puppies! Sparrow is almost 5 months old and she still has some of those annoying puppy habits... ;D
Baloo just finished his puppy class and he LOVED it, I'm sure Fraser will too!! It's a place to meet new people and dogs, smell new smells and hang out with mom and dad, what's not to love!! ;DOriginally Posted by Sticks1977
Can't wait for more pics!
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Good Boy Fraser. Can't wait to see more pics
Here are some new pictures of Fraser that have been taken over the last few days... I finally uploaded them to Photobucket and to see the entire album click here.
awww would u just look at his little face!! he's adorable!!!
Oh my what a dolly! Can't beleave Sammi was once that size! He really is a cutie ;D
Oh what a gorgeous boy! Reminds me of when Jake was so little. Enjoy him!!!!
Change that collar and some of those pictures could be Hershey Kisses. So of course that is one of the cutest chocolate lab pups on the planet.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.