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"....