As Ted continues to progress through the puppy walking stage, we’ve been in touch with his Puppy Walker, Rick, one last time to find out how they’ve been getting on and what they’re doing to help prepare him for the next stage. Rick told us that Ted has been making lovely progress with his training and that he’s mostly doing all that’s expected of a pup of his age.
“…they’ve been working hard to slow his pace by regularly stopping and doing some obedience work to keep his mind active.”
Ted’s lead work is a bit of a work in progress; he’s a big, strong dog and he occasionally pulls on the lead a little. Rick told us that they’ve been working hard to slow his pace by regularly stopping and doing some obedience work to keep his mind active, which has really helped. Off the lead, Ted’s recall to both voice and whistle is excellent and he comes running back as soon as he’s called, even if there are other dogs around.
Rick told us that Ted copes well with busy situations. Rick said that they’ve visited bus and train stations that were busy with people and traffic and Ted took it all in his stride. He’s also brilliant in supermarkets where he’s very calm and doesn’t mind stopping for Rick to look at things. Ted can also sit and wait in one spot, without moving a muscle, while Rick walks up and down the aisle.
“…he enjoys nothing more than cuddles and tummy rubs in the evenings…!”
Ted is a happy, cheeky and loveable boy. He enjoys nothing more than cuddles and tummy rubs in the evenings. Ted’s favourite toys are a squeaky pineapple, watermelon and dinosaur that he often places in Rick’s lap to initiate a game of fetch. Rick said that Ted will play fetch in the garden for hours if anyone is willing to throw his toys for him for that long!
During the first lockdown, Ted enjoyed playing in his doggy paddling pool in the warmer weather and also had great fun during their puppy classes that were conducted via video call.
We hope you have enjoyed Ted’s latest pupdate and following him through the puppy walking stage of his training!
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