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Rusty, our golden dog


Well we have not posted any personal stuff here for a while and we've had some comments about seeing more of our dog. So I'm posting about our "golden" or sometimes not so golden dog, Rusty. He's now 22 months old. We've had him since he was 2 months. He has calmed down quite a bit since we first got him and we are so glad that we can see that our efforts in training him are paying off. We are still working on not having him jump up on people, but if he's too hyper he's not so great at staying off people.

He just loves people and wants to be around them. Actually if he's given a chance to be off the leash in a nice big fenced yard he'll do a couple fast circles then come and sit next to the door or wherever the people are. It's either people or other dogs. He'll keep on running around a yard if there is another dog with him.

We enjoy having Rusty around. Yes, we have had times when we were wondering why we ever got a puppy. Especially between the age of 5-9 months. That's when he caused the most damage, like eating a nice little hole in our wall. We finally decided it was in our best intrest and Rusty's to start putting him in his crate when we were not there. That was such a great decision. We did not have to worry about "what" or "if" he tore up something while we were gone. This made it much more enjoyable to come home.

Puppy's can be so cute when you fisrt get them, but I would say right from the start picture them as an adult. After all would you like a full grown Golden Retriever cuddling up with you on the couch...who knows maybe you would.

Published Wed, Sep 27, 2006 in: personal life
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