Thanks for checking in on Sammy
Doug you have summed him up perfectly, he's a ball of energy in a little golden body! Hudson is beautiful, and so was your precious Tia, she will always be remembered on this forum
and Dallasgold...Sammy says he would LOVE to come and visit his Texas cousin Yogi someday!
He had another vet visit today for his first round of injections, worming, flea prevention treatment and checkup. He was as good as gold in there and even managed to fall asleep on the table during his weigh in lol. Think his play before we went had tired him out. One of the veterinary nurses that he saw looked after Daisy when she had to stay in the hospital and she was thrilled we now have Sammy and absolutely loved him! He received a free squeaky kong chew toy in his puppy pack so is currently playing with that
He's very inquisitive and is into anything and everything he can get hold of, so we're constantly following him round checking he hasn't got hold of something he shouldn't have.
He's doing alot better in his crate now he's got more used to it. The first few nights he barked and whined alot, but I think he's realised how cosy and lovely it is in there now
Luckily there is always someone home with him so he does not need to be left in it for long periods of time at all. He goes in and out of it all day to nap and he loves it. It's the first time we have crate trained, but so far it's going well and hopefully will help to speed up the housetraining. The past few days he has only had to go outside to potty once or twice overnight, and has even slept straight through the night twice! He doesn't always settle straight away when I bring him inside after a middle of the night potty break, but I've found sitting by him for a couple of minutes settles him and sends him off to sleep. I've noticed an improvement the last few days though and he hardly whines when I walk away. We bought him a 'snuggle puppy' online that came today so he's got a buddy in his crate. It's a golden teddy with a heatpack inside and a battery operated heartbeat so he thinks it's one of his littermates
He's mastered 'sit' now and today we have been working on 'stay'. We're also looking at local puppy classes to take him to. So far everything is going great, he's firmly got his paws under the table here and I think he's managing to steal our hearts very quickly. We hope that Daisy will be happy for us that there is a baby golden in her home making us smile.