7 JULY 2009
Peggy Nalley writes:
Charlie is here!
When we got home, I made him sit & stay in the crate until I let him come out, put him in the yard, then let Aidan & Cody out to meet him. After a few little growls from Charlie, he peed on everything he could, found a ball, and that was all she wrote: He wanted to play ball. I played with him for a while, he got into the pool to cool off, then wanted to play some more. We just came inside because I had to potty after the road trip.
He knows sit, come, leave it, put it down. Has a little problem about grabbing the ball too quickly from my hand, but that will cease in a couple of days with correction & training. He just met Gypsy and all is well. He has a little separation anxiety, but that is to be expected. All in all, he is just hyper, adorable & sharp as a tack. With a little more training and positive correction, he is going to be just fine. Of course, I have only had him a couple of hours, but I think a lot of his aggression came from the house he was in. I fed him - no food aggression at all. I even put my hand in his bowl - nothing. Not even a twitch.
Onward & forward with this little guy; he his going to be fine. Met the cats; all he did was sniff them. Of course Shadow hissed & ran, but Oreo just sat in his chair and looked at him. He took it all in stride. Tomorrow is a new day and all will go well. Positive thinking is always best. They can sense it.
I don't know about the name just yet. Telling Charlie to sit & stay sounds a little funny around here since my husband's name is Charlie.
On 9 July:
Cody & Charlie
Charlie is doing well.
Charlie is in the blue harness
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