Watson Yellow Labrador Retriever Male 4 Months Old ID #2859
May 4, 2021
Watson had a really big weekend where he was able to show us just how adaptable he can be. Everyone said he was calm, sweet, and so good among other adoring phrases. We started with a visit to my daughters’ house. She has a huge shepadoodle and a 4-month old double doodle. Watson did wonderfully with them both. Then we packed up and headed out to a friends’ farm to camp. The pictures are proof that Watson certainly knows how to chill around a campsite and was perfectly comfortable curled up in the truck bed to sleep all night. There were also three other dogs and two small children camping with us. He reacted very well to the dog that tends to not get along with any other dog. He interacted well with the other two and even attempted some play with the little bitty dog, even though he wasn’t quite sure how to go about it.
He was happy to have extra pets, was the model pup when the kids would help to walk him, and was very gentle accepting the cheese balls from little hands.Watson is becoming very comfortable with us here and learning that the couch (or foster mom’s lap) is pretty nice.
He would love for us to allow him to sleep in a bed (or w/ Sadie) on the floor at night. However, we still tell him he has to sleep in Watson’s bed (crate) and he complies without an issue. Housetraining is going great. He hasn’t had an accident in the house in over a week, I hope I’m not jinxing anything.
Watson will make a wonderful addition to an active, loving family. He’s playful and energetic at times yet calms easily and can entertain himself. He also does very well in the car and is crate trained.
April 29, 2021
It’s hard to believe it’s only been 6 days since this little handsome fella joined us. We do believe he gets cuter each day. In this short time Watson has mastered the crate. He hears ‘bedtime’ and goes right in and sleeps all night. He does equally well for a couple hours at a time while we’re out in the middle of the day. He just lays down and naps while the resident dogs mill around. I haven’t even had to so much as refold the blankets in the crates. Watson has learned no and sit. He also seems to know his name now and will come when you call him, most of the time. Over the past three days, Watson has had only one accident in the house. Not sure who is getting trained him or us but either way, he’s doing well.
Watson and resident diva, Bella, play like champs. Watson is learning the craft of soft play and reacts appropriately when Bella corrects him or wants to be done. He was even able to get Sadie (bigger yellow lab) to warm up enough to share a bed for a bit. He’s still trying to get her to play but she’s not the playing kind.
Watson loves to go on walks and is doing well on leash. Sometimes he decides he wants to go one way and he’ll sit or even lay down, refusing to go another way. Luckily he’s little yet, so a gentle tug with some encouraging words gets him moving and also lucky that he’s cute, so you can’t help but laugh when he plops his butt down as if to say “No, I wanna go that way.”
I was just about to say that Watson hasn’t been able to jump up on the furniture yet, but….see pic taken as I typed. When he’s not out for a walk, playing with Bella or gobbling his much-loved kibble, he enjoys car rides, chilling on the porch or resting in a bed with a toy.
We will be going to town in the next few days to see how Watson does on sidewalks with others possibly coming past, and we’ll try a visit to the store as well cause who doesn’t love to shop for more puppy toys! More adventures from this cutie pie to come soon.
April 24, 2021
Watson landed yesterday after his long journey north from Mississippi. As hard as it is to believe, Watson found himself in a too full shelter and no one was looking for him. He is thought to be about 4-months old. He was a model traveler from Harrisburg to our home in the woods, another 2.5 hours added to his trip. He quickly made fast friends with our resident foster teacher, Bella. However, since he was recently neutered, he’s begrudgingly keeping things medium key.
The first night went very well with only one quick potty break around 2am. Otherwise, Watson slept soundlessly in the crate until our normal morning rustling began around 6:30am. Stay tuned for updates on this handsome young man as he settles into life outside the shelter.
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