Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chewie doing what he does best, "chewing" on his chew stick and bottom, being taken "outside" for potty training.  He had just come home from his first grooming session and he looked marvelous!  We are failing miserably at potty training him it seems so Phil and I are signing up for Pet Smart's  "Puppy house breaking" seminar.  Our sweet Sophie is 99% housebroken and we were so proud of ourselves but this little guy is a challenge.  Puppies have to go more often and have little control so we feel like bouncing rubber balls going outside, coming back in, 30 minutes later, going outside, walking around the block trying to will him to do his business, coming inside (and then he does his business on the puppy pad) then repeating the process all over again an hour later!  We hope we can learn how to be successful in our training method at this class.  In spite of his resistance to training -- he has learned the word "no" and he has also learned to "fetch" already.  He is so adorable and so cute, we can't stay mad at him for more than a minute.


  1. Hang in there with Chewie! He'll get the hang of it one of these days. It sure takes a lot of patience training a puppy.

  2. What a cute puppy you have!
    Mine is a big dog, she's a chocolate lab.
    I bet our two dogs would make great friends.