Week 6 – 15 weeks old

Another week has flown by! Lots of walks, puppy classes and tricks!

First I’ll start with our Puppy Class we attended on Tuesday. It was brilliant! 6 other dogs were there 1 other newbie like us. We started by learning what we had missed last week so we could catch up with the rest of the class. They taught us lay which we had already learnt at Puppy Party so we were already up to the same level as the class. We then each had a go at recall. We used our shaky pot and Alfie came back which was great! There was a TINY little ShiTzu puppy called Water who took all of 5 minutes to come out of her hiding place and finally sprint over to her owner where she hid between her legs. At least we weren’t quite as bad as poor little Water.

We were reunited with Maisy the Black Lab who attended the Puppy Party with us!

We were reunited with Maisy the Black Lab who attended the Puppy Party with us!

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Week 5 – 14 weeks

Walks and dogs. That’s what this week has been like! It has been brilliant! From Chihuahua’s to Boxer’s, all kinds of dogs have come to say ‘Hello’
I don’t think I will describe each day just explain interesting things that have happened in the week.

On Tuesday we booked Alfie in for a 6 week Puppy Class course. The one we were in before was a 2 week course at our local vets just to go over some basics like ‘Sit’ and ‘Lay’ and to have some socialization and advice. This class has a bit of agility, obedience and socialization but all the puppies are at different stages so we get taught in different sections and then socialize all together. I hope he enjoys it!

Alfie the first time we let him off!

Alfie the first time we let him off!

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A video for a dull Thursday

Where I live one of the main things we get is rain. Alfie does NOT like the rain. In fact he hates it so much that he will stick his head out the door see that its raining and come back inside. He’ll go out to do his business but then he’ll rub his wet fur all over his bed to dry himself. Fussy dog!
Anyway, Alfie found a ball in the garden. It was a yellow plastic small ball yet just too big to fit in his mouth. This meant that every time Alfie went to put his mouth round it, it would roll away. It was quite amusing to watch! I made a little video on our YouTube Channel
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R.I.P Toys!

Alfie is a murderer. A series of toys have died recently.
With Alfie going through serious teething at 3 months he has managed to rip some toys to shreds. You can tell his teeth are really aching as it is not a playful bite but a really-squashing-down-on-the-growing-teeth bite!
Any advice on teething is welcome and would be greatly appreciated!

The criminal himself

The criminal himself

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Week 4 – 13 weeks old

Hello and welcome back to another round up of the week! To view the other posts click here

This week has been great! Alfie got his final vaccination on Tuesday so he has been able to go for walks all week!
Lets start with Monday…
We had a BBQ on Monday to enjoy the weather! Family and friends came over and Alfie loved it! He loves people so being surrounded by them all day is his version of heaven. When the weather is hot and sunny he gets incredibly tried and will constantly sleep. It’s almost like a sunbathing plan! He’ll go outside for about 10 minutes, then in the shade, then inside, then back to the garden! He did this all day on Monday and played in between. In a way I kind of wanted him to be like the dogs in movies who steal a line of sausages and run off! But that didn’t happen, in fact he never once went for our food.
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Week 3 – 12 weeks old

This week has been a very socialized week and a great week for training!
On Monday Alfie sunbathed pretty much all day! He then livened up in the evening and we played a few games of fetch before he zonked out for the night.
Tuesday came and Alfie did the same however this time at 7:30 we had a Puppy Party to go to! This is basically a Puppy Class held at our local vets for puppys who have only had their first vaccination. 2 other dogs attended and Alfie loved it! There was a 9 week old Black Lab who was the same size as Alfie. Continue reading

Week 2 – 11 weeks old

Well our second week has come to an end!
On Monday he was in his usual routine; wake up, eat, sleep a bit more, wake up play for an hour, sleep again, wake up, have lunch, sleep, play,sleep, have dinner, play and then biting mode starts. He gets rid of all his teething energy in the evening. It lasts for about 2 hours and, well, lets just say, it’s not fun.
Tuesday came and he did the same. However, this time, in the evening, we decided we would try and give him a treat ball which he could take his energy out on and maybe we would have less time of teething? Here is the video which we posted on our YouTube Channel Continue reading