Well, the only other time I posted was to introduce myself and Owen. He is now almost 20 weeks, what a whirlwind raising a puppy is!
He is still an "old soul," he loves to sleep and has yet to chew something other than his toys. I'm even debating whether I should sign him up for basic training because seems to be doing so well without it. Only, this is my first dog, so I feel like some guidance may be helpful?
I'm planning on giving Owen a sister after he turns 1. At least by the time he's 3. I'd love a Golden girl, but I've heard that females are sometimes less affectionate? Is this just anecdotal? Has anyone else had this experience?
Also, while I may not post threads often (or reply to many, as my experience with GRs is minimal), I am an avid reader and I am so grateful for this forum. (I'm a nervous puppy mama!) Owen has recurring puppy pyoderma (which an antibiotic only clears up for a mere 2-3 days), and let me just tell you... I'M A GOLD BOND BELIEVER. I use listerine and GB every other day on the areas of his underside with little to no hair (groin, neck, under the front legs) and it really keeps it under control. I think he'll end up growing out of it, but just in case, I am in the process of switching Owen from Eukanuba to Nature's Balance Venison and Sweet Potato. (Just in case the grains are the cause of the rash... and now that I've started the switch, I honestly think he enjoys this food more!)
I'm sorry this post was so long, I just wanted to update everyone! AND, I'm including this picture, because I have "heard" y'all like them!
Isn't it crazy how much they grow in 8 weeks? The first one is 11 weeks and the second one is at 19 weeks. Same beloved kong.