My wife and I recently added a new member to our family. Jasper is a Labrador Retriever puppy. He was born on November 29, 2014, so he is about 11 weeks old. We got Jasper as a mutual valentine’s day gift, and he finally got to come to his new home yesterday, on Feb 21.
Jasper seems to be adjusting well. He slept through the night on his first night home, not waking up until after 5:00 A.M. when he had to use the restroom. I wouldn’t call it a full nights sleep, but it was better than we expected.
Jasper is playful, like all puppies are. He is ready to run at any time, but is still learning how to do things like fetch. He seems to love running through the yard. I imagine it is a huge space for him considering that he has been in a kennel the last couple of weeks.
Not everything is perfect. He is more comfortable with his own feces than I would like, but some research shows that this is normal with dogs. He is semi-house trained, only a few accidents. But it is not completely his fault as it has been rainy today and he didn’t get much outside time. I am impressed that I can take him outside and he knows to pee. He is doing very well.
Jasper is a friendly and happy puppy and a welcome addition to our home.