So I had intended to blog a bit more regularly about dog ownership…however time (taken up by a puppy & work) have gotten the better of me!
We have now had Ralf for about 9 weeks and wow what a difference 9 weeks makes.
We had him checked and vaccinated from 8 weeks old. He weighed just 5.4kg then. He must weight about 13-14kg now.
He has had all his vaccinations, flea and worming treatment and is well into his puppy training.
We have been very lucky to date, he is fairly well behaved and has caused us no real issues (touch wood).
He sleeps in the car, in fact makes no noise what so ever. It is a little odd.
Here is a picture taken of him on a walk a week ago.
The following are a few pictures starting with the more recent.
We have had Ralf for 1 week now and what a week it has been.
He has met lots of people, been to the vets for his first set of jabs, been left at home and taken out to see the Olympic torch, had a wash and much more.
All in all he has been an absolute dream. He is so well behaved. He is picking up toilet training really well and sleeping through the night (with 1 exception).
This is absolute testament to the breeders from whom we bought Ralf from and the Ralf’s mum.
He has been an absolute dream, he is calm and laid back, he listens and all is proving to be everything we wanted in a dog. However he has begun chewing…so things may change.
So we have just picked up Ralf and are travelling back. He is sound asleep.
With Ralf due to arrive tomorrow we spent last weekend getting all the bits we needed.
From dog bowls, to food, to play pens to blankets, to treats to leads.
Some of this is quite expensive. Pets at Home received the majority of our money!!
Word of advice, head online for some bits as you can save a lot of money. We probably saved £10 or so on the puppy pads alone. Also for things like toys and towels places like Wilkinson and the Range offer good value products. If you can save a few £ it is worth doing so.
So anyone following this blog knows we had made the decision on a puppy, now it was a waiting game.
We have had 4 weeks from going to see and deciding on a puppy to bringing him to his new home.
In the meantime we decided on a name that we both liked and have settled with Ralf.
He will be here in just a few days, but I thought I would share with you a few photos we have been provided with over the last couple of weeks as he has grown. You can’t help but go awwww at these.
So everyone meet Ralf.
The images above are of Ralf at about 4 weeks old, whilst the ones below are of him at about 6 weeks.