It’s been a little bit over a week, since I picked up my new puppy, and boy the past week was, I don’t know, …. something…. filled with love, frustration, anger, happiness and a lot of sleepless nights.
I am amazed how much he has grown in just 9 days and from being just a scared little puppy in the beginning, he has already shown me what kind of a dog he will become. Despite his still rather small size, he thinks he can rumble with the big boys and very often gets himself in very sticky situations 😛 However, one other trait I noticed, he. never backs down and never gives up.
Today, my significant other and I took Pablo on a long walk, tired him out before coming back home, gave him some mental stimulation through intelligence games, which was followed by a session of cuddling and showing affection.
To have a balanced dog you need to take your time, be calm and assertive.
He is teaching me all of this ^^
and after a long day, he deserved his first Ice cream!
…And no, despite all the downsides, I do not regret getting a dog, as the good outweighs the bad.