Our "little pup" is now a very solid, very large pup at 5 months old! So large, in fact, I have to constantly remind people he is a puppy. Apparently he hit puberty early, and has now found his *very deep* voice. He loves to talk to strangers, especially kids, which can be quite hilarious but frightening for them I am sure.
Marty weighs over 40lbs, and I am loving his size right now. We laugh when we get asked how big he can get. No idea...he could get up to 90lbs! Oi. We think more in the 70lb range, although I don't mind one little bit if he hits 100.
My husband and I have always been huge dog lovers, growing up with multiple dogs as family members, and having Marty in our lives has been so fun. He gives us something to bond over, something to laugh about and something to work at every single day. Life with a puppy can be challenging, but I know all the hard work we are putting in will pay off when he is older. And hopefully wiser and really well behaved.
We have been working with a trainer on basic obedience, which Marty has proven really good at so far. We even won a game of musical chairs the other day, where you couldn't sit until your dog listened to your 'sit' command. He must know how much mommy loves to win-haha.
With all our obedience wins, there have also been some losses ie: Lunging at moving vehicles on walks. Not fun being 8 months pregnant, waddling down the sidewalk with your exuberant dog and all of a sudden he tries to get himself hit by a car. We meet with our trainer tonight to work on that. Hallelujah
First off leash park experience. It is completely fenced in, and you rent it by the hour.
A great way to introduce pups to off leash
Tired pup from all his socializing
I know. I am a crazy puppy mommy. I always knew this day would come, and I don't feel one once of shame.
I can only imagine how exciting and challenging our lives will become in a few short weeks with the arrival of Baby Lamont. If it is anything like the love and obsession I have with my puppy...that baby is in trouble ;)