Charlie has been with us for a week and although he started out as ultra high energy, he is already settling into a routine and calming down. His routine, aside from eating and potty breaks, consists of two to four 20-minute walks a day and play time inside and out. He would love to play with our resident dog but she's not much of a team player.
Charlie is housebroken and does not appear to fear much, including the vacuum cleaner. He is often in your way, which is actually charming. He loves attention and is a bit mouthy, but he's learning his boundaries and is improving. He loves his multiple walks a day, and his most favorite game is tug-o-war. He will play it on his walks too, so a thick leash is required or he'll chew through it.
He will be starting obedience classes this week and would benefit from continued classes with his new family. Charlie has wonderful recall when there are limited distractions, so we know that he can excel in other commands. He will now sit and wait for his food to be put down but would rather be moving.
Charlie perks up when he hears a vehicle pull into the driveway and greets you at the door with a happy face. He's learning that jumping on you is not an approved dog game and recently received a new box of toys to play with instead.
This pup is always on the move but he does sleep, too. During the day he has free roam of the lower level of the house when we are away. When we are home and at night he as free roam, and we have not had any issues. He sleeps very peacefully at the foot of our bed each night.
At the moment Charlie is sharing his home with two cats. With slow introductions he is now doing well with them. He would, however, love for them to run so that he can chase them. A dog-savvy cat is a must if he's going to share his new home with one.
You'll see by the photos that Charlie has a serious side, playful side, happy side, and a sneaky side. We have not seen him grumpy yet. (He moves too much to get a standing shot. Maybe next week.) Follow Charlie's journey as he searches for his new people.