My first month with my raisers was a blast! I’ve met so many new people, visited so many new places, and learned soooo many things! I used to be a veryy vocal barker who kept his raisers up alllll night, but now I’m sleeping through the night and doing a great job of toileting outside and on cue. I’m a handsome, excitable boy who loooooves attention from humans and other dogs alike! But I’m still very focused on my handler during walks.

The only thing I’m still perfecting is my separation anxiety. I love napping in my kennel, but onlyyy when there’s a human nearby. Otherwise, I get lonely and start barking. That said, I’m gradually improving and my goal for next month is to nap peacefully at home while my raisers are away without having a meltdown.

Feel free to stay tuned on my journey by following my Instagram page, @padsrussell !

Submitted by: Marie Johns