Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bigger home ;)

So remember how I was telling Bob didn't like his tiny crate and needed a bigger home? Remember the funny faces? Well, a few days ago we swapped Bob's old crate at GDTX and got a bigger one. So, guess what Mr. Bob did today - he went into his crate, completely all on his own will to take a nap.... that has never ever happened before. The only time he has ever gone into his crate without me asking him to is sometimes after dinner - and it's only because he knows I'm going to tell him anyways...

Well - here are a few pictures if you don't believe me - I know - it's that crazy!!

Bob in his old cramped crate, he just barely fits in it and his legs are all folded up, he can't stretch out
Here is his old crate just incase you can't remember how tiny and cramped it became.
Bob laying all the way stretched out in his new big wire crate
Here is Bob in his new crate ready to nap away...

Bob sleeping in his crate, the door open right next to him.
The proof!!! He fell asleep in his crate all on his own accord! 
Bob with his head up in new crate, one ear is flopped over his head and he has that obvious i just woke up face
Here he is after sleeping for about 1.5 hours - he's asking if it is dinner time yet...
Just thought I would share that little happy story with you... :)

Bob and I had a "fun" experience at Wal-Mart today... First off, he did great in there, we have been working on his pulling lately and he didn't pull that much - well the only time he pulled was when he found a jalapeno popper underneath a shelf... but other than that he was pretty perfect. However - once we got outside he refused to step foot in the sunlight... I know it was because the pavement was hot and he didn't want to walk on it but he just down right would not move... I tried everything from treats to stupid noises and he just didn't want to walk in the sunlight... I finally had to leave him with my friend on one of the benches while I went and got my car.. they just sat there and he behaved very nicely for her :) and then hopped right into the car like nothing had even happened... Guess I have to find some good persuasion methods for next time.. Has this ever happened with anyone else? I'm going to call GDTX if he does it again to see what else I can do, other than offering him a medium rare sirloin with garlic butter...

3 comments:

Raiser Erin said...

Rocco needs a bigger crate as well. After seeing how happy Bob is in his I think I might ask the club if anyone has an extra large crate I can borrow.

Raiser Erin said...

That's really funny how he didn't want to go out in the sun. It's happened a few puppies in my group, but I'venever personally had a puppy not want to step foot on a sunny piece of sidewalk.

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

He looks so happy in his big crate, yay! Alfie has one of those w/ the door on the side too & I love it. Re: pavement, the only times I've had trouble was w/ the black pavement, it gets soooo stinking hot in this weather. Maybe stick a squeaker from a squeaky toy in your pocket & use it to lure him? Works for me sometimes. If not, how 'bout a jalapeno popper? ;)