Leo’s Destruction

Leo’s Destruction

Puppies and destruction go together like thunder and lightning. You can’t have one without the other. Since we’ve brought Leo home, we’ve had many casualties in our apartment. In the past six months, Leo has ripped up our carpet, chewed the crown molding in every corner of our apartment, destroyed a flip-flop, chewed the corner of a table, and put holes in countless shirts. To say we get frustrated is […]

Leo is Thankful

Leo is Thankful

Because it’s the holiday season and we’re running the Thankful Pet Sweepstakes, I figured I’d write about the ways I think Leo expresses his love and appreciation for us. He is such a loving and affectionate puppy, I feel that he is always showing gratitude, even when he is doing something we don’t like, such as jumping on us. When Leo is excited to see one of us, whether it’s […]

Leo the Teenager

Leo the Teenager

I am so grateful to have Leo in my life, and I love watching him grow. Throughout his puppyhood, we have had a lot of challenges, like crate training, potty training, and the relentless teething. All of these challenges were tough to overcome and my patience was tested and then strengthened each time. Right now, we are smack dab in the middle of Leo’s “teenager” phase. Since he turned 6 […]

Leo Gets Fixed

Leo Gets Fixed

Last week, Erich and I decided that it was finally time to get Leo neutered. We always knew we wanted to get him neutered, but we were iffy on the timing of it. Of all the articles I read, half of them said we should wait until he’s 18-24 months old and the other half said we should do it before he turned 1 year old. All of them said […]

Leo Gets a Manicure

Leo Gets a Manicure

Up until this week, trimming Leo’s nails has been somewhat of a nightmare. It was a two-person job that required Leo being held by one of us and plenty of treats. Leo’s nails are clear which makes it easier to see the quick (the blood vessels in the nail), and I bought one of those nail trimmers that has a quick finder sensor in it so I’m sure I wasn’t […]

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 3

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 3

At what point can I say Leo is housebroken? The week I posted the Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 2 article, Leo was on his 3rd consecutive week with a potty accident. The weeks before that, he didn’t have an accident for about a month, and since the article was posted he had one potty accident, which happened about 6 weeks ago. In the past few weeks, we have given Leo more […]

Leo Graduated!

Leo Graduated!

*cue the graduation song* I am proud to announce that, through hard work and intense late night study sessions, Leo has successfully passed and graduated from puppy class! I’m so happy we did a puppy training class. It was definitely worth the money. Not only was it fun, but we learned a lot. In addition to “sit”, “down”, and “come”, we were able to teach Leo “leave it” and loose-leash walking. […]