Last night one of my good friends Natalie came over. Her intro went great, Wilfred loves the ladies. Once we got inside he decided that she would be great to snuggle on the couch with.
We’ve found that he will actually use his Kong in the crate when filled with peanut butter, or any variety of the Kong Stuffins! This is great for us because everything else we’ve tried to give him to entertain himself in his crate he just buries under his bed.
Muzzle training is going well, especially since I’ve switched to peanut butter as his reward. I ended up putting it away last night because he got too excited. I think with the peanut butter instead of the cheese I should be able to start getting him to go through the loop before he sticks his nose in.
Will did wake us up at 11:45pm alarm barking. Usually when he does this if one of us gets up, checks the window and lays back down he goes back to sleep as well. Not so tonight. He kept it up for 30min. A long 30min when you have to wake up at 4:30am. Turns out something in the side yard at the other end of the house spooked MIL’s dog Jack and his much quieter barking set off Wilfred’s much louder barking. I’m just glad that Wilfred decided that he could stop barking after I got up and checked the doors and windows for a third time.
With luck this won’t be an issue when we finally work out the kinks and move into our new place. Only upstairs neighbors and he’ll be the only dog in the house.