I am surprised that Toby actually made it to TWO. What a time we have had with him. By now he should be well trained, well behaved, settled down, relaxed, well adjusted blah blah blah…
well ermm, its not turned out quite like that. Toby is a joy to be with. He has learnt alot (so have we) and I cannot imagine just how it has been and that two years have passed since we bought him home. Toby is many things, some good some bad and some just bad parenting (by us).
This is how he now looks:
He is so handsome and loves to play. Shall we start wit his faults so that we end on a high note ? why not.
He barks at the front door and racing at it
He has to bring half is bed to greet you if he has not seen you for more than 5 minutes
He brings you everyones shoes
platic toys – NO – all destroyed in minutes
Recall – well only if no-one around and nothing better to do
Pulling on the lead – not bad but not perfect
Barks – lots
Rattles the keys in the back door to signal wants to go out
Sits whenever told
waits patiently until you say “take” for his food
Puts his head through the lead
Happy to be left alone for long periods of time
Does not jump up to work surfaces to get food
loves looking out of the window
Never goes upstairs
So in two years he is pretty good (as a family pet) but would be total rubbish as working dog – we love him. He is so fully of energy, so powerful, so stubborn and we love him.
Today he is in my good books, so this is a nice post about Toby. Will write the more truthful one when he has done something he should not have done…