Leo is on the loose

Leo is on the loose

During Leo’s puppyhood, one of our biggest challenges was encouraging Leo to love his crate. Crate training him was difficult, but doing so in a way to let him know it was his safe space was even more difficult. We always followed 1 rule: never use the crate as a punishment, and I think that’s why we were successful. Leo really does love his crate. Between the bed, couch, floor, […]

Leo mellowed out

Leo mellowed out

Where did my little monster go? It seems as though a few months ago, I was at my wit’s end trying to keep up with Leo’s antics and puppy zoomies. Once upon a time, zoomies were a daily occurrence. Every day after a morning potty break, Leo would run around our apartment in figure eights while simultaneously jumping between the bed and couch. Surprisingly, he didn’t break a single thing. […]

Leo Begs

Leo Begs

I hate to admit it, but it’s kind of cute. I’m biased of course because I think most things Leo does is cute. Not only does Leo beg for food he also begs for attention. Neither are subtle. Then again, Leo was never good at being subtle. He’s pretty obvious when he wants the food in your hands. He sits down like the good boy he pretends to be and […]

Leo’s Walking Adventures

Leo’s Walking Adventures

Since it’s National Walk your Dog Day, I’ll tell you all about the ups and downs of walking Leo. From the minute we brought Leo home we’ve been trying to positively train him to loose-leash walk, and unlike the many other tricks and commands Leo has easily mastered, loose-leash walking has never been one of them.  When we were in his puppy class, he was quick to learn what to […]

Leo the Garbage Picker

Leo the Garbage Picker

Recently, Leo has developed this new behavior, and it’s entirely my fault. The garbage can never interest Leo, whether it was open or closed. I was always surprised that he wouldn’t try and knock it over to get the remains of dinner or whatever else might smell good in there. Leo was notorious for counter surfing especially during the time between cooking a meal and cleaning up afterward so I […]

Leo’s New Buddy

Leo’s New Buddy

Things could not get any cuter here at the PetMeds office. There is now a new pup here who visits about once a week. He’s still part-time, but maybe he’ll switch over to full-time soon. His name is Dexter and Leo can’t get enough of him! On days when Dexter is in the office, Leo is head-over-paws excited to sniff and play with Dexter from the moment he catches his […]

Leo Loves His New Home

Leo Loves His New Home

Last weekend, we upended Leo’s life by moving into a new apartment, and he was, understandably, NOT happy about it. The days I took him over after work and on Saturday, he was excited to explore the place and sniff every crevice and corner. However, after the initial excitement wore off, he was clearly stressed out and wouldn’t relax until we went home for the night. On Sunday, the day […]