Friday, April 26, 2013
Turbo is home!
We brought Turbo home from the shelter this evening. He's very happy to have a family! He is already very attached to the kids. He likes sitting with them on the sofa, the way he is in the picture. He doesn't like not being near them. When we take him outside on the leash he whimpers if he can't get to the kids. If the kids go in without him he whines and whimpers and tries to get in the house. Obviously he's got some separation anxiety and thinks if the kids leave his sight he won't see them again! I think it's adorable.. but also sad because of what he must have been through to cause this.
The kids are about as attached to him as he is to them.. at least at the moment. Probably just the newness of having a dog, but they haven't left him alone since he got here! They're so excited to have a dog and they love him so much!
He's got a ton of energy. He does jump, we're going to have to try to get him to stop that. He has already hurt both the 5 and 6 year old boys by jumping at them.. they aren't much bigger than him. I expected this because he is so young and hyper, and I'm confident we can make it stop. For now I'm trying to remind the younger boys to stay calm around the dog so he has no reason to jump.
If you have any advice on how to get the dog to stop jumping, aside from telling him "no" each time he does it, I'd be more than happy to hear your suggestions!