Puck has been in our house 3 months now, so I thought I'd give a little update on how life with Puck works. After about a month he was fully potty trained and after about 2.5 months, he's been trustworthy to leave alone in the house for a few hours at a time. So with that simple puppy stuff under our belts, life gets more interesting.
He is a very intense snuggler and if he had his way, would spend his nights sleeping on our heads. Instead he starts out in his crate and sleeps there until Jeff lets him out around 4am, after which he gets in bed and spoons us. He is perfectly content to sleep late too, no rushing us out of bed like the beardies do!
He's a food maniac and SO obsessed with his meals that he refuses to go on morning walks because they only delay breakfast. Evening walks are acceptable however.
As soon as breakfast is served, he races out to the yard to wrestle and run with Max, who teases him with toys and then takes off running and barking. They want to do this as soon as they have eaten, even if it's...5am. So they get locked in the house till more like 7am. I hope my neighbors are awake by then!
He's incredibly people focused and always wants to greet new people. He's quite frustrated when every person we pass on a walk doesn't want to pet him.
He has recently learned how to dig.
Puck thinks he's a beardie, which isn't surprising since he lives with 2 of them. This past weekend he had the chance to join me at an agility trial (more on that in another post), followed by a playdate at Stanley's breeder's house. He was delighted to engage in the reindeer games with all the other dogs and had no idea that he was not the 9th beardie there.
"What? I fit right in!"
We started conformation class last week, as his first dog show is coming up next month. He had a very good time as he figured out there was pretty much nonstop food shoved in his mouth as long as he behaved! He starts nose work class in a couple of weeks and I think he's going to LOVE hunting for food in boxes.
So pretty much Puck fits in perfectly around here! He still seems so little to us - still weighs less than either of the beardies - so it will be funny to see more of his personality develop as he grows. In honor of Puck turning 5 months old this weekend, here's a little retrospective of his beginnings!
8 weeks/2 months