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Old 06-06-2019, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Henry at 4 Months

It's his 4 month birthday on the 8th.

Henry is now at the long and lanky stage. He can get onto the settee and the bed without any assistance. He can get his head onto the kitchen worktop and is very curious how food is prepared but I've had to teach him not to jump up to look what was on the cooker.

Behaviour is really good but I think he is a bit too friendly, everyone he meets is his best friend ever, which is good, but I hope he calms down a bit as he gets older.
He still wrestles the cats occasionally but is a lot gentler now and stops as soon as he is told.
I have a large collection of sticks and twigs he insists on bringing in from the garden and occasionally he will bring in a dead mouse that the cats have had.
He like mouthing my hand but it is only gentle and that way I can keep an eye on his teeth and jaw.

His crate has been put away as he only used it at meal times. The cats made more use of it than Henry.
At night he sleeps with Hollie. I had to get him a new bed as he is too long for his puppy bed, so now they have matching beds.
Hollie is fine with him but doesn't play like my sister's dog, a bit of jaw jousting now and then but she doesn't want the rough and tumble. She likes running with him though.

I have been going out for short periods (half hours or so) and leaving him with Hollie and, so far, there has been no damage or chewing. I've stood outside listening and there has been no whining.

In summary, he has come on much better than I expected and does remind me a lot of Perro as a pup. Different dog but similar ways.

And here he is...



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The changes as they grow is amazing, isn't it. That young hooligan with no idea of correct behaviour, then you suddenly realise that they have changed when you were not looking, and that all that hard work was so worth it! In a few short weeks so much changes!!
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The changes as they grow is amazing, isn't it. That young hooligan with no idea of correct behaviour, then you suddenly realise that they have changed when you were not looking, and that all that hard work was so worth it! In a few short weeks so much changes!!
It's been easier than I expected and a lot of it is down to Henry. He is very quick to learn and most problems were/are sorted in a short time.
I'm having a little difficulty with the 'leave' command but that's because horse-muck is so delicious.

I am encouraged by him bringing dead mice in (he does not try to chew or eat them) because it means he's not adverse to picking-up.
Hollie was an excellent flusher in her day but would never touch a dead pheasant. She was brilliant for beating and no use at all for picking-up.

It's early days yet but in a few weeks I will try Henry with a dummy pheasant and see how he goes.


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A few other bits...

Henry is now wearing his 'big dog collar' it was Perro's and on it's smallest setting it fits him just fine.
He is also now on slip-lead, I didn't like the long retractable lead and he didn't really like the harness, it did it's job but it's much better now for both of us on a 'normal' lead.

He is now off-lead in the big fields. He still charges up to anyone he sees but most folk are OK with this - still work in progress. Hollie runs up to them as well but I think she's asking "do you want a puppy?"
He loves to run with Hollie. His recall is better, I find it easier to call them both together, eventually he will learn to recall on his own.
Henry is still interested in the local sets but comes away when told.

He loves his field walking because there is a delicious snack every so often. The drawback with bridle paths is there's plenty of horse-muck. He knows he shouldn't so he has developed a 'get it on the run' technique.

Henry saw his first Roe deer a few days ago. He ran with Hollie (who tried to 'flush' it) both came back when called. The deer was most disgusted.
The Hares are quite safe as neither of them can run that fast.
He ran at a Pheasant on the path but as soon as it took flight he just watched it and didn't try to follow it.

He's been in the car (without crate) and it's a good job I put the dog-gate up or he would have been driving. Eventually he settled down with Hollie in the back.

I'm having visitors to stay, for a few days, next week so it will be interesting to see how Henry handles 'strangers' being here and not just calling and going.

So, all well and good so far. I've been very lucky and found a pup that has been nowhere near as problematic as I expected.
Henry does remind me a lot of Perro when he was a pup.
Harry, Perro's younger brother, was a real difficult and destructive pup.
Hollie (I got at 5 months old) was destructive and wee'd everywhere.
Henry (touch wood) so far has not damaged anything apart from one old slipper, even his soft toys are all in one piece. But, of course, there's time yet.


Stay tuned for the next instalment of "Henry! The super-pup"....


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Go Henry!! You are doing so well 😎
Just maybe, Perro is sending "be a good boy vibes" thro' his collar ❤️


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