Well, he's been here for about 7 hours, and seems to like it here,, I think he'll be a keeper. He's self entertaining, he'll be lying on the floor, let out a whine then a sigh,, get up drag a toy over to shake and chew on. Sometimes he'll come over and offer it for me to play with too.
I've had him out for several walks, he pulls like a freight train, but he's not had much formal training, so I expect that to change. I have to walk him on a lead for now. I'd hate to lose him to a deer chase.
He's afraid of stairs, he won't go down the 5 steps in the breezeway, so I've been going out the door onto the back deck, but I return to the breezeway and he has no problem to climb the five steps...
I've tried to get him to climb the stairs to the balcony to access my bedroom. so far he's really flipped out over the open back stairs.. Ive tried the other old staircase, with carpeted, closed back steps, but he doesn't like those either. I suppose I'll carry him up the stairs tonight, and see if he's ok to go down them in the morning, if I need to, I'll carry him down..
I did get him about to the top of the stairs by placing small pieces of hotdog on about every third step, he did get almost all the way up, but then turned and half walked, half skidded down the steps.. it will eventually happen.
He's abandoned from a divorce, he's from the Neatherlands, has a Neatherlands canine passport...
So we'll see, tonight's the first night. Hope he doesn't keep me up all night.