11.10.2014

JoJo Update: 9 Months

Well, we are way overdue for an update on JoJo! It's been a few months since the last one, so here are his current stats...


Age: 9 1/2 months

Weight: 55 lbs.

Temperament: sweet, hyper, playful, HAPPY


Likes:
  • Snuggling
  • Trying to play with Shanny
  • Scrounging around for things to chew on that he's not supposed to
  • Licking faces
  • Sitting on laps
  • Following me around the apartment
Dislikes:
  • Going down stairs that are open between steps
  • Riding in the car
  • Getting his nails trimmed
  • Baths

Other fun facts about JoJo...

He ate/swallowed a ketchup packet...then promptly threw it up. It's a good thing he has a stomach of steel.

We feed him via the Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug. Before we started doing this, JoJo would scarf down his food in 2 minutes or less. Now, because he has to work a little harder, it takes him closer to 20 minutes to eat, which has to better for his digestive system. We are also training him to bring us his "bottle" when he's ready to eat. He is catching on so fast! #prouddogmom


We are also working on having him sit, then lay down when we give him a toy, bone, food, etc. He still gets REALLY excited for these things, so we are waiting to give it to him until he is quiet and waiting patiently. This *should* signal to him that he won't get rewarded for barking, but when he is calmed down. It's a work in progress...


JoJo is my best little buddy! He may be frustrating at times when we are trying to teach him to be a good doggy, but he has been such a joy to have. This is the first time that I've lived with/raised a big dog (we always had little ones growing up), and I love how the dynamic is just a little bit different. You play harder, but you kind of love harder too.


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2 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure my dogs don't even taste their food they inhale it so fast. lol!

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  2. I had such a good time visiting with this sweetie bug yesterday <3

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