Today I took Pao over to the pet clinic for something which turned out to be nothing. He also got his nails trimmed since he was there. He’s 3 months and 1 week old now, and weight 9.75 kg today.
It was our furthest walk together so far.
It’s uncanny how Pao can pretend to be such a good boy in front of other people. He sat in the office, he gently licked people who were sitting there waiting, he didn’t jump all over the place, he didn’t bite. Everybody he met said what a good boy he is, and so quiet! Riiight. Why can’t he act like that at home?
The doctor gave a lot of vague advice about better control of where he takes a pee. Right now he sometimes does it in the puppy toilet, sometimes in front of the toilet, sometimes in some other place, and he’s not peed outside even once yet. He waits til we get home and dashes to the puppy toilet and does it there.
The vet’s advice was that it all comes down to if he’s doing it in the right place and you see him doing it within 10 seconds praise him, if he’s doing in the wrong place and you see it within 10 seconds scold him, and if it’s more than 10 seconds don’t bother saying anything at all because he won’t know what you’re talking about.
I think after all the recommendations I’ve heard, videos I’ve seen, and books and web sites I’ve read, that sounds about right.