Wednesday, August 17, 2011
And in the Left Corner...
Weighing in at a whopping twenty pounds... our first fuzzybutt four candidate!
Our dear friends at the Bowling Green and Warrent County Humane Society have a 9-10wk old pyr puppy and the Hudser and I are headed there this weekend to have a look at him.
Honestly I'm a bit overwhelmed at the prospect and I would appreciate your advice. It's been five years (since I got the nutless lurcher) and I really didn't know the first damn thing about puppies even though Hudson was technically my third.
I had girlfriends through them all who seemed to have a more innate ability to understand the needs of puppies and I was just fine with outsourcing their 'troublesome two' phase. Now that I'm a single dad, I want to learn how to raise a pup properly.
The first question I have is what is the best way to introduce the two? Other than a connection, what else should I be looking for?
I have all of this criteria for an ideal mate for me & Hudsy but at 10 weeks it seems unrealistic to determine whether they can travel by car without getting sick or have an affinity for water since I'm a sailor at heart. So are there environments I can expose them to briefly at least get a gauge for their personality?