aka the Bernegoof
Okay, not really, I just came up with that today.
I stopped to take a picture of the city from the park – it’s cool and windy and the lights and the clouds look really pretty.
And I swear the dog saw me pull out my phone and take a photo. Then he walked out in front me, sat down, and posed.
I didn’t really even have a choice. So I thought I’d make this late evening post about the dog.
From day one:
…to today – uhm just look up a little
Oh wait – same pose again from October:
Both his parents were bernedoodles too – and so while the breeder thought he would end up about 45-50 ish pounds, I think he mostly sucked out the Bernese Mountain Dog genes and not so many of the poodle genes. He started off about 5 kg when we got him at about 2 months old (about 11 pounds) and weighed 35 kg in September at the vet visit, (about 16 months later; about 77 pounds).
He is definitely mostly my dog, though Q is getting more and more used to him. Especially as Edgar is becoming less and less jumpy and over-eager. And Edgar loves Toby but will spend ages barking at Toby when I leave for work or to go out or what have you. Sigh. Really not sure how to work on that one but we’re trying!
Edgar and I did a puppy class and then two levels of obedience. The obedience classes were at Dog Logic – and I really cannot say enough good things about Madelayne and her team. He goes to day care there too now occasionally especially when we’re both going to be out of the house for a long day! And it’s so much fun to see the photos they post on IG and that they send to me when he’s there.
There are a couple of things we’re still working on:
First, not jumping on people when he’s excited to see them! This is especially true for friends either visiting the house or if we bump into them on the road.
Second, getting him more used to me brushing him. I really suck at this so we’re starting from scratch again – I’m going to try using a lick mat and some frozen peanut butter and just a couple of minutes at a time and we’ll see how it goes.
Third, I want to incorporate more “training time” with him on a daily, or really every-other-day, basis. Going over what we already know, adding a few things here and there (working on stay as I increase the distance between us; definitely working a bit more on leave it again – ahhhh garbage day walks are always fun; that sort of thing).
Sometimes there’s a lot of Sheryl Crow going around in my brain but I am very happy Toby finally agreed that we could get a dog and I am so very happy that dog is Edgar.
Oh and if you want to follow him on IG you can: @edgar_fluufle