I was just thinking about sending you folks an update on our
sweet boy, Truffles. He seems very much at home with us and
we are delighted if not a bit tired by the end of the day having
him with us.
He is so smart! Even with our unprofessional training
techniques, Truffles is making pee and poop outside most of the
time. The rain has made this a bit harder, but he's a real
trouper and goes into the yard to do his business without
He loves to walk around our neighborhood and is very good on the
leash. He comes when I whistle but not always when I call him
by name. I'm going to check on puppy training for him next
week. I caught a cold so this week was about me getting well
and making Truffles feel at home.
He sleeps obediently on a nice bed we've made for him right next
to ours. Once in awhile he has a hard time settling down, but
once the lights go out he settles in for the night. At first
I was taking him out once or twice to the back yard at the same
time I got up to pee, but he doesn't really need this. In the
morning, we let him hop in with us for a few luxurious minutes of
snuggling. He is such a loving dog.
He can get nippy when we're playing and I did use a spray bottle
to correct him as he was not responding to verbal "nos". This
worked well and after one spray or two, I only need to pick up the
bottle and he stops nipping. He did some chewing on the
living room couches, which have very tempting skirts and nice
course fabric. I've purchased some dog-off spray and intend
to spray the skirts.
I'm taking Truffles out in his carrier, in the car a couple of
times a week so he can be a mobile dog. He gets a little car
sick, but again, he loves going to new places and meeting
As you can see, I could just go on and on about this wonderful
guy. Thank you again for giving him a safe place to be until
we could adopt him. We could not be happier!
Here comes some photos...
Nan and Dale Koontz