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Frey does not bark. Frey is still a dog, however, and thus must find some way to express his excitement that we are home and he gets to come out of his kennel.

on 2010-02-25 12:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] angstnokami.livejournal.com
Awwww!

on 2010-02-25 12:50 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] pastwatcher
That is a nice video. Really made me realize how happy you two must be to have him.

on 2010-02-25 12:59 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] aurelia-star.livejournal.com
PUPPY!!!! Awwww! He is SO CUTE!

(Also, that collar looks awesome on him!)

~Emily

on 2010-02-25 01:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
Yes it does! Thank you!

on 2010-02-25 04:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dergnoam.livejournal.com
That is one happy dog.

on 2010-02-25 05:34 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ophblekuwufu.livejournal.com
Very cute.

It's too bad he has to stay in the kennel during the day. I assume you're worried about him tearing up the house while your out, or somesuch? Is that just a puppy thing, that he'll grow out of eventually?

on 2010-02-25 05:47 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
Frey chews. And chews. On everything. And does not stop unless we give him something AMAZING to chew (like a new rawhide) or we're there to tell him no.

Actually, I have to admit, he's gotten better about chewing on our stuff recently. Or possibly we've gotten more paranoid. I'm not sure.

Anyway, because Matt is home during the day, he's usually only in the kennel for an hour or so during the day (when this video was taken, he'd been in there for about an hour and a half). So he's not really trapped for a long time, he's just a baby. He does the same thing when we're gone for fifteen minutes, or when I get home from school even when he hasn't been in the kennel :D.

He also stays in the kennel at night, when we go to bed, after a series of incidents primarily involving my hats. He is happy to see me in the morning, but he doesn't do quite this display, so clearly being in the kennel overnight isn't as traumatic as being left alone for an hour during the day - maybe because he knows we're still in the house.

Someday, it would be nice to let him run free in the house when we're gone or asleep, but right now we can't quite trust him. I'm hoping as he ages he'll get less chewy.

on 2010-02-25 04:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ophblekuwufu.livejournal.com
Makes sense.
Gosh, having a pet must entail a lot of responsibility...

on 2010-02-25 06:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
Mostly just a willingness to go for walks when it's -10 degrees and pick up poop :D.

on 2010-02-25 12:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] gaudior.livejournal.com
Puppy! Puppy puppy puppy! Wriggly whiny PUPPY puppy!

Yay!

(And his collar looks good!)

on 2010-02-25 05:44 pm (UTC)
eredien: Dancing Dragon (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] eredien
Heh, wiggly happy dog butt!

Also, I suggest that you train him to wait when you open the door to the kennel (or any other doors, like the house door to go out for walks) so that he learns that you're the pack leader. It really helps to not get bowled over & knocked out the door and stepped on by "enthused dog!!!!" Don't make him wait a long time, but like 10 sec. is good.

(This is my personal advice based on watching dogs and their owners interact and the dog also seems happier and calmer when he knows you're there watching out for him. If you don't agree feel free to do what you like as it's your dog. :))

on 2010-02-25 06:45 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tiamat360.livejournal.com
It's an interesting idea. We do make him sit before he gets to go outside, either to run around in the backyard or go for a walk.
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