Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wooster’s still cute, but

This dog could whine and howl for Britain! It seems he hates the car, so lucky me gets to drive everywhere with a concerto. This isn’t doing a lot for my nerves or patience. Nor my boss’s (Tom ;o)), who commented upon what a noisy dog I’ve got (I’m just amazed he didn’t tell me either to strangle Wooster or resign!).

And we have another problem. It’s obvious this dog wasn’t raised inside a house, as he WILL NOT go to the toilet outside. This is also not doing a lot for my mood. Oh, and Wooster’s got some daft idea that the most convenient place to poop, is the car (which kind of fits in with him not liking it!), but I have discovered my sense of smell in an enclosed environment is not so bad after all (which I’m sure you can imagine is great news!)

And lastly, he didn’t seem to like the name Wooster (along with a few of you) and wouldn’t respond at all. So now he’s Kobi, and thankfully he does seem to be starting to realise when I’m trying to get his attention.

I’m exhausted, my head is ready to split, and it’s a damn good job this dog is so cute!

14 Comments:

Blogger rdl said...

Well i love the name. I take it you are not crate training him, as it sounds like he's going all over the house. I don't envy you as i remember all to well ( as Jackson just turned 2), especially after having an older dog, like we did also. yes, its a good thing he's cute! as we used to say about the kids, good thing they're cute or we'd put em out with the trash.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:43:00 pm  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well we can resolve this. Buy Wooster a car of his own....

Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:46:00 pm  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well we can resolve this. Buy Wooster a car of his own....

Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:47:00 pm  
Blogger g said...

A car of his own, that's funny! I thought you put papers down for the dog to use, and then moved them closer and closer to the door.

Friday, May 12, 2006 12:28:00 am  
Blogger Tim-tambolini said...

rdl has an awesome point about the crate. You should really crate train Kobi as it might be easier on your patience and your house. I'm sure you know that paper training is never a good idea. Only necessitates having to train the dog twice.

Good that you changed his name. Dogs respond better to names that end in a vowel. I'm sure, in time, Kobi will end up enjoying the car. Does he travel in a crate in the car? If I lived closer I'd lend you the big crate I used to use for Ira. Ira is so used to the car now that he just sits in the passenger seat staring straight ahead. It's so funny that the local paper spotted him one day and his picture was in the paper.

Friday, May 12, 2006 12:58:00 am  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Spock would not crap in the car. He would do it in the most inconspicuous place possible, because Spock is not about crap.

Spock would not whine. Vulcans do not whine, not even half-breed Vulcans.

Spock would not howl, not even during Pon Far. Spock would always maintain an impassionate demeanor, and this means no howling.

SPOCK. Think about it.

Friday, May 12, 2006 4:29:00 am  
Blogger Jona said...

We’re not crate training as such (because Ryker hated his crate and managed to injure to himself in his panic at the enclosed space) but instead Kobi has a playpen where all his things are, and where he sleeps. And even when he’s not in the pen, he’s only allowed in the kitchen, utility and office – but even so, he just pees where the mood takes him! We did spend forty minutes outside in the dark last night when we saw him sniffing about, and after some [more] whining he did eventually pee. We made such a fuss in the hope he would realise we were pleased, but then this morning he has made the effort to go into his playpen to pee (so I guess he’s starting to catch on I’m not crazy about his unexpected surprises ;o))

Friday, May 12, 2006 5:35:00 am  
Blogger rdl said...

I had 3 crates with Jackson before I gave up - he had awful separation anxiety. I think maybe he was already a little older when we got him and we made the mistake of letting him out at night (cause he was so good - didn't mess) and out of guilt of having him it when we weren't home during the day. I would definitely try it again tho IF i ever get another. We keep saying we'd like to get another (small - well medium) dog when the cat goes, for company for him.
good luck!!

Friday, May 12, 2006 12:22:00 pm  
Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

Thanks for reminding me why i'm not getting another dog (says he, trying hard not to look at the pictures again)

Friday, May 12, 2006 4:20:00 pm  
Blogger FTS said...

I think I'd be upset if you named me Woofster. STick with Kobi. ;)

Friday, May 12, 2006 10:05:00 pm  
Blogger Daisy Mae said...

What a cute puppy! So how is your car..I mean... his toilet ...? If you can get through puppy days you can get through anything. Hey, he looks like he is going to be a HUGE doggie!

Sunday, May 14, 2006 12:52:00 pm  
Blogger Sam said...

Awww - poor widdle fellow -
Just give him time - he'll settle down. Crating is good training, from what I've experienced. I crate trained my last dog and it went really well (after the first time when he howled our ear-drums out, lol)
I like oldhorsetail's idea of a car of his own...

Sunday, May 14, 2006 5:16:00 pm  
Blogger Me Over Here said...

I'm so jealous, I long for a puppy of my one. Kobi's a cutie, he'll get better with time and discipline!

Sunday, May 14, 2006 11:53:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

Puppies are a lot of work, I hope he calms down and starts minding you! Hang in there...

Monday, May 15, 2006 1:23:00 pm  

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