on wednesday night our household gained another pet,
we have named him Hector - from the childrens televison programme many years ago - Hectors house.
primary hes a pet/companion , then show dog and perhaps an agility dog-
choosing hector has taken 7weeks, and 7 visits . we know his mum, a beautiful liver pointer from cheshire and we know of the sire a blanket black and white pointer from Newcastle upon-Tyne, but 9 week before we followed his mums pregnancy,
for Hector to fit into our household he had to be of good nature , a little bold but not bossy,
so far hes settled in really well, has a good appetite for his 4 meals aday of dry food , hes exploring and playing with the dog toys, one of his favourite items is an empty pop bottle and he is also learning what he can get away with.
toilet training - well he has to find the newspaper that is spread around near the back door ,
so far its a 60% success rate.
one of the bad things about new pups. but one that should be consider when having a pup.
the first night Hetor cried for about half an hour , he has a cage to sleep in ,
the second night ten minuets and last night he perhaps cried about a minute ,
one of the hardest things is not to allow yourself to let him out while hes crying, as this will make him think hes the boss and everyime tha he crys ill be let loose .
he has to learn how to fit into the household with the other pets too,
this was done by - top dog portia first - she welcomed him quickly,
next came Hugo meeting - again he welcomed hector quickly
but the 2 older dogs were alittle bit more reluctant - their reaction were "oh no another pup, im going to hid " to "if i ignor that little pup it will go away "
this is something that we are going to have to work on.
to have another social and happy dog - he will be out and about learning about different noises and experiences once he has had his second injection.also he will be able to attend dog trainning classes .
while at home we are playing a cd called crash,bang,wallop this is so he gets used of 50 different sound effects from car horns to horse-clip clop and of course fireworks nosies which is always abit of a problem .