Yesterday – 2 weeks to the day after we picked Gibson up – was the first day he had no accidents indoors.
It has been a really tough 2 weeks. He has been getting me up as early as 4:30am because he couldn’t keep his legs crossed any longer. Today it was just after 6am. Getting better.
When he’s not asleep we have had to be on constant alert to see if he needed to go out. Even then, he would just get up and have a wee when he felt like it.
His training is coming on well though. He sits brilliantly. He comes to the word “here” (unless he is trying to chase the cat or has found something interesting to eat!). I have even started him on the lead training and he’s getting better by the day.
There have been quite a number of times where the hubby and I have reached breaking point over the last 2 weeks. We thought it would be good having the little one off for the holidays when we got him. We were wrong! She wants to ‘help’ train him. She fusses him when he’s just gone to sleep and we thought we could take a moment to do something else rather than watch him like a hawk! Generally she has inadvertently made it a lot more difficult.
But she loves him. And he loves her. We’ve had her friends over to play which has given him some socialisation too.
So now we seem to be over the worst part (fingers crossed) I am hoping we will be able to begin to enjoy our new companion and focus on various aspects of his training. There will still be accidents of course. And we still need to be on alert but for the last couple of weeks it’s been all down side and little up side.
Anyway, here are some photos to show how much he is growing – and how cute he is