Hardy is really doing well. He has adjusted to his new environment very well, a little too comfortable at times! When his brother Huxley left last weekend, I was worried about how he would fare. Hardy surprised us by taking it all in stride. He really has a super sweet personality and loves to cuddle and snuggle with whoever is available, either one of us or Roxy, our Boxer girl.
Crate training is going very well and he spends the full night in his crate. He enters and lies right down with no whining, barking or pawing. He has been able to make it through the night consistently with no accidents too. House breaking is going better than expected. He used to balk at going out into the cold but now trots outside like an old pro. We have gone for almost a week with noaccidents in the house. We haven't worked much with a leash but he has grown accustomed to wearing his collar. Hardy is a fast learner and loves his treats so that makes teaching him easy for me. He knows "sit" and is learning "down". He is not a jumper so we have not had to make any corrections there. He is a little gentleman.
Hardy does like to chew but only occasionally. He has attempted to chew a couple of things around the house but is easily redirected. He has several plush toys and usually just carries them around in his mouth. He likes a Nylabone and that keeps him busy when he's in the mood to chew. He gets along great with the other two dogs in the house. And, Hardy is especially fond of my toddler. They are about the same size!
Overall, this is a terrific little guy and I am surprised that I still have him (I'm not complaining!) He's just so sweet. I can only imagine what a wonderful companion this Boxer boy is going to be.