I thought it was about time that I gave you a little Pupdate (see what I did there?!) Teddy is 7 months old now and has settled in so well, I really can’t imagine life without him. We’ve been working extra hard on our training and every morning he gets to socialise when we head to the park. He can now ‘sit’, ‘stay’, give us his paw, ‘spin’, ‘beg’ and his recall is coming on very well too. His allotment training on the other hand has been neglected a little, to be honest the weather has just been so awful that we haven’t visited there much and when we do visit I usually leave Ted at home otherwise no work gets done…
However, I decided to head up the plot on Saturday with Ted and a rucksack full of toys, treats and a nice warm blanket for him to lay on. I really want him to get used to spending time there, in an open space with people walking past and noise in the background. This time round I used one of those spiral tethers and a long 5 metre lead to keep him in sight, we have quite a few holes in our allotment fence and I didn’t want him finding one! The plan was to start digging over the vegetable beds, it’s still far too wet but as we are forecast for more rain in the week I thought I might as well make a start otherwise I never will.
Teddy was good as gold and I was so proud of him! He stayed with me the whole time and helped me dig, everytime I lifted a spade full of soil up his head was there to investigate the hole… It was slow going but we managed to dig quite a big area, my Dad even joined us up there for an hour to start digging the other bed (without Ted’s help of course!)
We stopped for a chamomile tea and Teddy enjoyed a mug of fresh water from the tap (He doesn’t usually drink from a mug but I forgot his bowl…) After just over 2 hours spent on the allotment Ted was starting to get tired so we packed up and headed home where he slept for a good 3 hours. I was so happy and proud with his behaviour and I can’t wait to spend more time up there with his company. I’m sure with time he will learn that he can go and lay down in the shed but right now I’m just so pleased that he enjoys his time up there, even if he does get a very muddy nose and muddy paws!