My people handed me over...to that Lady that likes me....but she is not my favorite person. She thinks a bag of treats and a squeaky toy will work magic with me...
Didyaknow I can sit with my bum on one step and my four feet on another?
Someone thought it was really cute...I can do cute!
I am about 18 weeks old now.
The lady won't let me outside without a long leash. She pulls it up short and says sit and then heel and walks away...and I am supposed to follow. After a few turns around the yard she lets me crawl up on June the snowbank and I give her the evil eye. She calls it puppy training. She makes a funny noise if I try and wrap her up in the leash...something like ACK kinda loud. If I walk beside her nicely she says "Good boy, good boy!"
She gets real excited when I pee outside...she takes me to the same spot and says "Pee in the snow." There is snow everywhere but she takes me to the same spot in her yard...and I pee there. I have to pee every two hours...and if I scratch at the door, she takes me out. She should report I had no accidents at her house!!
She laid down on the couch...that guy that likes me too was walking round and round in the house...in the kitchen and around in a circle through the living room so I herded him round and round...about every fourth round I jumped on top of her on the couch...a couple of times I think she was asleep.
When I would remember that my people were missing I would run up the steps and cry...so she didn't get much of a nap. If my misery is ignored...I can bark...and I can yip sharply...and howl pathetically. The Lady says "Baxter it is not the end of the world."
I spent some time exploring...someone has a basket with some pretty strings in it...I decided to den up with it under the dining room table...the guy started laughing and said "The puppy likes your yarn" She said "Oh crap" but she said no harm was done.
She fed me some of my "treats" which are suspiciously like my dog food and then we went for a long walk...there was some target practice going on. She said I was a good boy and safe...so I sat beside her and watched and listened for the birds coming and going and the target practice in the distance.
I like her a little better now, she says we are making progress.
Soon my favorite people in the whole world showed up...I wiggled all over and she released me from that leash! My people saved me!!
Baxter is not like any other dog I have met. I believe he is loyal to a very small group of people. (Right now I am not in that group) He is very smart, shy and a bit of a turd. He is food driven to a point. He needs a job. He ignores a ball...he batted it around a bit...he wasn't thrilled with it. He may like a frisbee a soft fabric one. He settles down nicely in the vehicle going for a ride and actually fell asleep....as soon as you slow down he wakes up. My baby brother and his bride are working on the command down now, off and heel should be the next ones learned, then stay followed by kennel up and safe. The commands he knows well are come and sit. He also needs to be socialized more....hard to do in Covid times. My goal with Baxter is to have him wiggle all over when he sees me and to have him off leash in our yard without his people present.