Cute huh?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 |

This little guy has you (and us too!) all fooled!
That face looks innocent enough,
He loves to snuggle,
Always happy to see you,
Loves the neighbors,
Charms the Vet each time he visits,
Happy to pitch in and clean up spills,
So willing to warm a spot for you on
the furniture,
Jumps for joy (on you) for no reason at all!
If you haven't guessed by now, we are having a few puppy "issues" around our home. The breaking point was when he wouldn't come in the house when my husband called him. I guess he just wasn't ready. The neighbor children were playing and someone (or somedog) needed to keep an eye on them. He was just the dog to take on the job ~ in fact he left our yard to make sure they were safe. NOT what he is allowed to do. He is totally harmless and just wants to makes friends ~ with everyone!
The training books are in the mail, I've been looking on the internet for suggestions, and I'm looking into a trainer.
Our last bulldog was SO laid back! We were totally spoiled. We laid the rules down and he never challenged them ~ just rolled with the rules, no questions asked.
Bozley has a few different thoughts on our so called rules. He apparently would like to make a few amendments. The real problem here is that we (the humans) think we are in charge and he (the canine) thinks he should be in charge. While that is a lovely thought, we have something a little different in mind.
So for the next few weeks, I'm dusting off my favorite phrase (just ask my children, they have threatened to put in on my headstone when I pass) "Choices, consequences." If you make a good choice, you'll enjoy the consequences. If you make a bad choice, you'll think twice next time. I guarantee it!
If you have to have a bulldog, I'd love to hear your training secrets!

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Petunia said...

Oh, dear--this is why I don't want to get a puppy!!! It took me TWO years to get our last doggie housebroken! I have no idea what to tell you!

Kristen said...

No training advice...but look at that sweet doggy face!! Good luck. I really want a dog but just can't do it until Lauren is PT and the kids are a bit older. It just seems like another baby in my mind right now!!

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Ohhhhh he is such a cutie pie!!! Hey I was totally able to take my puppy to a puppy training class at the community center in town. It was super cheap (like $45) and lasted like 10 weeks and it was so much fun. My puppy and I both learned alot from it!

Sandy Toes said...

White gingham is his color~
sandy toe

Lisa said...

Ok, this is of no help what-so-ever. But oh my gosh....HE IS SO DARLING!
I have an idea. I will email you.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

He is so cute!!

As for the rules, I am not one to ask...our dog gets away with murder. We started out strict, but let things slide as time went on....not good.


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

He is really cute!

JMW said...

What a face! Great dog. And, thanks for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed reading your blog as well!

Felicia said...

Oh I love his name. So so cute, but puppies will be puppies.

LuLu & Co. said...

Too funny... we are finally heading out of the puppy stage with our Goldendoodle {thankfully} that was the hardest thing I have ever done! :) but gosh they are worth it! Yours is a cutie,


Beyond cute!!!
I have 5 bouncy pugs...
~Happy S p r i n g*

Melanie said...

OH NO! Good Luck with that!

I think I will adopt your "choices, consequences" motto. Maybe THAT will work!:D

Melissa Miller said...

He is sooo cute! :)

Have you called Caesar?

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I know what you mean...our dog is 8years old and STILL has puppy issues.

Lori said...

No advice here, but he sure is cute!! Good luck with that sweet face! :)

new every morning said...

Oh! I love the "choices, consequences" phrase.
I'm using that one starting tomorrow! (my kids will love you for it)

Tsk tsk, the puppy stage. They are SOOO cute, but oh the headache that comes along with it! I'll be praying for your sanity and the dog's safety =)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Jo,
Check out my recent Met
Monday post.... Nothing is one hundred percent yet but it's getting there.

Thanks for coming by and you're right the pillows do have your name written on them literally. LOL!

I hope you and your family are doing well. Bozeley too!
Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa :)

Allyson said...

Came over from Coco's blog. What an adorable dog. He could get away with anything at my house too! Seriously, How could you say no to that face?

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