Monday, March 9, 2009

Sam - Update

At the urging of my sister (and now my brother, also), who seems to be truly concerned with the fate of poor Sam, I'm posting a short update on my dog and his living environment.

He actually made it about a month before he gradually began to migrate back to the backyard. At this point, he's outside all the time, but I imagine with the return of hot weather and the kids being home from school, he'll find his way back inside.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sam came back in this weekend.

For those who don't know him, Sam is our dog. He is a 2-year old, black cocker spaniel with white markings. He is also the first dog we have ever attempted to keep indoors.

Sam is a fairly bright dog. After only two or three stays in the kennel, he learned not to go to the bathroom in the utility room (his home at night and when we are away). He also learned to go on command (point at the grass, snap twice, say "Puppy go potty"). So, he's trained right?

Not so much. Sam seems to fail to comprehend the difference between grass and carpet. I guess he figures if one is ok, the other must be as well. For the life of me, I have not been able to figure out a way to stop this. (Feel free to share your ideas...chance are I've heard them though.)

So, Sam has been outside since, well, the last time we tried to housebreak him. He probably made it three days then. He's up to five this time. We'll see how it goes.


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Actually, I have lots of ideas, but, like changing the oil in my car or getting a haircut, they never seem to come to fruition.

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