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 Post subject: Introducing Sperry!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48 am 
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Introducing Sperry! He is such a love but is keeping us on our toes. He loves his toys, especially the rope and tennis balls of course. He is doing well on his potty training. He is successfully going outside after coming out of his crate. Sometimes it feels like one step forward two steps back at times as we are still learning his cue for when he has to go potty. Sniffing is usually a clue, except he is sniffing everything. :HoHo
I am so pleased with his comfort level in his crate. The first night home he snugged right in, made a few noises over the course of the night, never crying, more like "hey whose out there?" and I would give him a pat through the sides. I didn't sleep a wink thinking that it was just a matter of time before he starting crying. Thinking the other shoe would drop on night #2, he did even better! We have been letting him warm up to the crate during the day, and he is going in on his own.
I am learning that patience is key, nothing is going to happen overnight and to take it one day at a time.
Enjoy the pics!


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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That is one beautiful boy! And a smart little cookie to boot. :bg Congrats and have fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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Sperry is adorable! Congratulations on your new addition!

And may I say, I am so very jealous of how well he's taking to the crate—if only things could always be that easy :wnk Welcome to the forum!


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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Thanks! I hope I am not speaking too soon, as he is going to have to be in his crate for 3-4 hours a few days a week. But I think he is smart enough to figure out that his crate means good things, I usually hide some treats in his kong that he finds which makes him a very happy boy! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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What a cutie! Congratulations and good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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Another cute new puppy! Welcome! Sperry is a cute name for a cute puppy!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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Sperry is adorable :love and I just Love his name!

How old is he? His pictures remind me of my first cocker, she was just a couple days short of 5 months when I brought her home, and she'd get that same sassy look on her face :raz (I sure do miss her)

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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Thanks everyone! I can't get enough of him! The name of course comes from Sperry Topsider shoes. It's fitting since cockers love shoes and feet, but we live on the North Shore of Boston, and love to sail in the summer!
Chris, he is almost 11 weeks old. He definitely has a lot of sass, but man, is he smart! Our breeder told us that he was headstrong, which we definitely see, but he is learning it's not going to be his way. We will be starting obedience school after his next shot - can't wait! We had a huge storm the past 24 hours, and the wind was too much for the poor guy, so potty training took a stall. :roll
Viscott, your Gus is about the same age and oodles of cute. Based on Sperry's lineage, I have a feeling his coat is going to look more silver as he grows.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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barrettol wrote:
Viscott, your Gus is about the same age and oodles of cute. Based on Sperry's lineage, I have a feeling his coat is going to look more silver as he grows.


Gus' Mom is very silver! I was blown away when I saw her. I always thought the colors of there ears was a good indicator of how the color of their coat will be.

Your pup looks bigger then mine, although Gus is getting a belly. I need to get him to the 12 week shot and worm cycle fast so we can get some long but slow walks in. You know sniffing at everything will make walking a block take an hour :)

Keep posting pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing Sperry!
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:ROFL: Sniffing isn't so much of a problem, it's more the "what can I put in my mouth" right now. We go to the Vet on Monday for the first time I can't wait to see what he weighs. It's hard to believe we haven't even had him for a week. He slipped pretty seamlessly into our lives! I am looking forward to him having the shot as well. I am so overly cautious when I take him outside right now, it will be nice not to have to worry so much. I will get some more pictures when I can get him to stand still!

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