Life with Gibson: Good times and bad

I'm really upset with GIbson right now. I went home for lunch earlier and was so happy to see the little bugger. He did his normal routine of crawling out of his crate and stretching like life was way too hard to do anything else :) I let him out, fed him, and then made my own lunch and ate. During this time normally, Gibson sits in the living room where i can see him and chews his bully stick or plays until I'm done and can play with him. Well today I lost sight of him and did not hear him for awhile..I got concerned, so I got up and looked at what he was doing. He walked over towards me and started hunching his back to poop! Right in front of me! And then I looked over and he had pooped on our new carpet in the den! I know, he's a puppy and all, but he hasn't done this since the very first day we brought him home over 2 months ago. Pee, has taken more work, but I thought he had the pooping outside thing down pat! So, I took him outside immediately to have him finish if he needed to..which he did..and I was going to praise him for going outside like normal. But I couldn't. Why? Because he decided to take off running across the street after a squirrel! I just can't believe it.

He's been sooo incredibly good lately..Not acting up..Biting has been down..Obedience has been going awesome..He's been sleeping in our bed! I've just fallen head over heels for this guy and he never leaves my side.

*sigh* Now, I just can't wait to go back home to be with him and give him all the love in the world.

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Comment by Alla on October 29, 2008 at 7:45pm
it's just poopyhood! :)it'll pass! :)
Comment by Owen's Mom on October 29, 2008 at 7:28pm
Sounds like Owen.. we'll go a really long long time and then... yep poop again.. or today when he peed in petsmart.. he did give a warning bark though and was very confused!
Comment by Kelly on October 29, 2008 at 5:18pm
I know, it's so silly..I really thought we were past this though..sheesh. I'm over it. He's going to get completely spoiled when I get home... the little nerd :)
Comment by Sam Tsang on October 29, 2008 at 5:06pm
Arh.... the puppyhood :) This is what I tell new owners: you will guarantee to see relaspe in potty training until the age of 9mo - 1yr. Physically pups's kidney and bladder will be fully developed by then, so don't expect miracles and trust your pup until 1yr. Always watch them like a hawk and when you can't put them back in the crate. You will experience the adolescence stage soon and it's the part where they rebel and stop listening, but this stage shall also pass, so be consistent, patient and in no time they'll master potty training. Look at the positive side, a pup can master potty training way faster than a human baby. (2-3 yrs) Good luck!
Comment by Jenni & Dave Fields on October 29, 2008 at 5:03pm
I am laughing....oh the days with Spencer and his "tricks" with poo and pee......they have their days!!! But, once you get home and look at that face, the "poop incident" will all just fade away...........:-)

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