I am over the moon pleased with my new boy! He thrives on human attention, trots along behind us wherever we go, and is already going to the door when he needs to go outside (...sometimes). He's a playful, spirited little thing yet he has taken his new experiences completely in stride. He's excited when we get excited, and chill when we sit down quietly. A very responsive pup, which I'm thrilled about.
I think our biggest challenge right now will be crate training. He's happy as a clam if 1) he's eating or 2) the door is open. But once he finishes his meal/we shut the door, he cries and barks. Personally, I'd rather stick it out for a little while than work haphazardly and prolong the process. However, we do have neighbors, and my fiancé is very nervous about bothering them with late-night barking. I see where he's coming from, but last night Elway was jailbroken early by the fiancé and, sure enough, fiancé went back to sleep and puppy had an accident before we were up to prevent it. Maybe the vet will have some words of encouragement re: toughing out the barking. If we didn't have neighbors so close to us this would be a totally different story
As is, I think today I'll have Elway hang out in the crate with the door closed for little blocks of time, trying to work up to a proper nighttime crating. I know it'll serve us all well in the long run.
Attached are some pics of my guy. He's been melting hearts from the second we brought him home. How are everyone else's doing?