Originally Posted by geds
got to the kennel and saw the two pups that were available - a brother and sister. We had planned to get the girl, but watching them play and how needy and whinney the girl was, we decided to get the boy instead. He has better looking markings and is more laid back.
The dog is 9 weeks old, not leash trained, not house broken, and not crate trained. We put a loose slip on leash on him in the car as we left and had the crate open so he could explore it.[B] He chose to sleep most of the way [/B]snuggled next to my daughter or in her lap - the leash never bothered him. We stopped halfway home to get gas and my daughter walked him on the leash to go potty - no problems! We praised him and the exit before we got off the interstate going home he got up and started scratching at the car window and whining. We pulled into a gas station and let him out on the grass and he immediately did his business!
He seems like a very smart dog and is eager to learn and please!
Ya, and I will bet your daughter hated that. I remember when my daughter got her first lab puppy, it was a 1 hour ride home. My daughter rode all the way home with the puppy in her lap. She was in heaven.