Leo the Office Dog

Leo the Office Dog

Leo goes to work every day and he absolutely loves it! In fact, Leo has been coming to work with me since we brought him home. The ability to bring him to work was one of the reasons we decided it was a good time to get a puppy because I would be able to watch him closely and take him out for potty breaks when needed. At first, I […]

Leo Eats Everything

Leo Eats Everything

In Leo’s mind, and I’m assuming most dog’s minds, everything on the ground is fair game. If food is ever dropped to the ground, it’s a race between Leo and I. I hate to admit that I don’t always win that race. Sometimes he’s super stealthy (or I’m just super slow) and snags whatever it is before I can even glance down. Licking his lips is the only evidence of […]

Leo Sheds

Leo Sheds

I knew this was coming. I knew when committing to Leo, there was going to be shedding. When he first came home, he rarely shed. Now it’s a totally different story. Wow, did I not realize how much hair could leave his little body at any given time. I swear, wherever Leo walks, he leaves a trail of floating hair fluffies in his wake. As a result, I’m definitely giving […]

Leo Goes to Puppy Class

Leo Goes to Puppy Class

Before we got Leo, I knew I wanted to take him to puppy class to train him the basics and have another opportunity to socialize him. In reality, I’m the real student here.  Other than the articles I’ve read, I have no idea how to raise a well-mannered puppy. Our vet told us to wait until Leo was at least 4 months old to start a puppy class because if […]

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 2

Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 2

Since Leo vs Potty Training Pt. 1, we’ve slowly made progress on Leo’s potty training. It feels like it has been 2 steps forward and 1 step back. We no longer carry him from our apartment to the potty spot, less because we were confident he wouldn’t pee on the way down, more so because he was packing on the pounds—quickly. However, Leo will still have accidents at random, which […]

Leo Potato

Leo Potato

So much thought goes into deciding on a name for your dog. So. Much. Erich and I went back and forth for weeks before sticking with Leo. After he was born, before we brought him home, we started calling him Potato because that’s exactly what he looked like: a little potato with legs and a tail. Since then, Potato has stuck as his “middle” name. He’ll even respond when we […]

Leo Talks Back

Leo Talks Back

Leo is usually a quiet puppy (emphasis on the usually), aside from his random baby dinosaur noises when he’s yawning or stretching. We’ve been very lucky that he doesn’t bark at other people, dogs, or other random things dogs bark at. When we first introduced crate training to him he would whine and bark in the crate. Gradually (and thankfully), he stopped altogether as he grew more comfortable in the […]