Isn’t 6 Months Old the Age Where A great deal of Dogs get taken to Shelters?

Remy, don’t push it.

It may be a myth that 6 months is the age where dogs are a lot more likely to get dropped off at shelters, I don’t know.

But … this is the age where they’re past the adorable puppy stage. They may seem a bit rebellious.

They’re strong as well as normally untrained. a lot more severe behavioral issues begin to emerge if they’re going to. things like leash aggression, possessiveness, separation anxiety.

I’m frustrated with Remy much of the time. He pulls on the leash, jumps on people, pees when he’s excited.

Last week we passed a couple with their pug in a narrow entryway as well as Remy did his “kangaroo hop” on his hind legs trying to get to them WHILE PEEING! Hyvä Jumala.

On puppy class “graduation night” he ripped the trainer’s examination sheet ideal out of her hand as well as shredded it.

He has bit impulse control, bites when he’s excited, yips in his kennel at 5 a.m. We can hike with him off-leash for an hour as well as he never gets tired.

So do any type of of you still want a puppy? ?

It assists to take note of the great moments.

My puppy has a great temperament. He’s not excessively assertive, not in any way timid. My puppy likes every single person he satisfies – all ages, men, women, kids. Likewise, he likes every pet dog he meets.

Even when older dogs get grumpy, he aspects their area as well as backs off, wagging his bit stub tail.

He has a solid “leave it.” It’s his finest command.

While he does get up early, he sleeps all night without a peep.

He enables us to take away products from his mouth as well as to reach into his food bowl. He is not aggressive to our cats or our senior pet dog as well as really hopes they will someday play or cuddle with him. Yet to be determined.

Remy rides well in the back seat of my car, doesn’t try to climb into the front.

He doesn’t seem to understand he might hop ideal over the infant entrance as well as doesn’t try. He hasn’t destroyed anything other than our leather leashes, which of program was my fault.

He’s getting much better at “stay” as well as can often stay for 2 minutes or so in the living room. That may not noise like a lot, however I’m pleased of my high-energy guy.

He can walk as long as we’d like (I have yet to tire him out). He stays close when off leash. as well as he cooperates for pictures.

He lets us touch his paws, ears, nose, tail. He gets silly as well as squirms however is not aggressive.

He hangs out quietly in my office when I blog or work. He has an off switch, settles in as well as naps.

He’s resilient, not terrified of anything. Unfazed by firm corrections. If I lose my temper, he just wags his tail as well as licks my hand, like, hi don’t be so serious!

He’s potty trained! I believe it’s been about a month considering that his last accident.

He’s in the “middle of the pack” with other dogs, nearly on the minor submissive side however in a great way. He’s easygoing as well as friendly, plays carefully with the timid or smaller dogs, does not difficulty the a lot more assertive dogs.

Remy is a extremely great dog. We’ve boarded him overnight a few times, as well as while he did just fine away from us, I missed him.

Yes, I have a great deal of work ahead still, however if you struggle with your puppy or pet dog like I do, understand that it’s normal.

It’s a work in development for me too. I can always make improvements. as well as it’s a lot more about improving my own mindset than it is about “improving” my dog.

I believe exactly how lucky I am to get to assist the pup in front of me discover to be a great dog.

Remy … I’ll get there!

In the meantime, well … we’ll try to be individual with one another.

What difficulties are the rest of you dealing with with your dogs at the moment?

2019 update: Remy is a 3-year-old “adult” now as well as general a quite great kid although still a goofy, lively guy!

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