Just wanted to give you an update on Charlie. He is doing really good. He loves his bed in the family room and sleeps on that alot and hasn’t tried to get up on the furniture. He even sleeps on it at night sometimes. He hasn’t tried to get up on the bed at bedtime since those first 2 weeks. If he doesn’t sleep on his bed in the family room he sleeps on his bed in our bedroom.
He had a vet appt this week and did outstanding!! The groomers dog was sleeping on the entrance desk and he did bark at the dog for a few minutes but then came and laid down next to me and went to sleep. We had to wait 10-15 min. In the past, he would have barked the whole time. When he got back into the examine room and when the vet and tech came in he was very friendly. When the vet tech had to hold him for the vet to do the exam I was waiting for him to freak out but he didn’t!!! The vet examined his back hips and he didn’t growl or try to nip which is a so amazing since he never liked anyone to touch him back there, especially a stranger. The vet was very impressed with how well behaved he was. Last year for his exam, she thought they had to muzzle him (he was boarding there while we were on vac and had his exam then).
As far as the sweeper is going, we had a break through last week. I was actually able to keep him in a stay without anyone helping me (he did break once but I put him back) and was able to sweep for about 5 min. I was thrilled. The sweeper is just going to take a lot of time but he is doing much better.
I really feel the training has paid off. I feel much more at ease with Charlie around other people and he listens so well now. Thanks for all your help!!