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Nash came home on Friday night. We spent about 2 hours introducing all the dogs (there are 5 in the house at the moment including him). We walked each resident dog singly with him, then in pairs, then trios then we walked him with all 4 for a nice long walk. Overall that went well. On the last walk we had him walk next to each dog for part of it.


That was all we did with him then. On Saturday I wasn't home for most of the day. I took him for a walk and then Julie spent the day with him. In the house he is always either tied to us or in his crate unless he is just in our bedroom and we are watching him. He doesn't really know not to chew things, so far no potty accidents though.


Sunday we loaded the clicker, bought a 15 foot lead and an easy walk harness. He did very well in the store, he even ignored another dog that was aggressively lunging at him. He responds well to the harness. We worked on sit, which he is doing very well with. He now will automatically sit at doorways and the gate blocking the stairs to go down. He usually sits right away for me to put his collar and harness on. He broke out of his crate on Sunday when I took Allie and Lloyd for a run. He was very upset we left him behind. He was laying next to the gate waiting for us. When I took him to my parents on Sunday he met the neighbors and their little girls and my niece. He is so very good with kids. Very gentle and careful not to knock them down.



Today we worked on responding better to his name and on loose leash walking. He is doing well, but I think the loose leash walking might take a little while. We also worked on staying in a sit in his crate until I tell him he can get out of it, instead of dashing out as soon as I open the door. He has that down fairly well.

Allie and Lloyd are not to happy about him being here. Lloyd mostly just doesn't like it when Nash is getting attention from us. Allie really doesn't like Nash much. Nash doesn't have very good dog manners, but already seems to be getting better. Lloyd today was bringing him toys to play, so that is a good sign!


edit: For more pictures look here: http://www.dogforums.com/8-dog-pictures-forum/52620-welcome-nash-picture-thread.html#post550184
 

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Welcome to the Shepherd family! Aren't the "brown dogs" great?!
 

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Happy to see things are going well. I'm sure Lloyd and Allie will adjust with time. Nash is a beautiful boy. 5 dogs in the house must be a lot of fun and a lot of work! (are the other two Julie's?)
 

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I really like sable color a lot.
I used to HATE sables...they're now my favorite color :D I'm hoping for sable babies in the next year xD
 

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Sounds like a great homecoming! He's really beautiful! My husband wants a sable next.
 

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Happy to see things are going well. I'm sure Lloyd and Allie will adjust with time. Nash is a beautiful boy. 5 dogs in the house must be a lot of fun and a lot of work! (are the other two Julie's?)
Thanks for the compliments:) I'm sure Lloyd and Allie will come around soon, it just takes some time. Julie and I own Lloyd, Allie and Nash. Rhea belongs to Julie's parents and Maggie belongs to Julie's sister. We all live in the same, big house. We have the top floor.

I used to HATE sables...they're now my favorite color :D I'm hoping for sable babies in the next year xD
I've always been drawn to sables, I just love the color. I wish you luck in getting some sables in your litter!

Sounds like a great homecoming! He's really beautiful! My husband wants a sable next.
Thank you:) Its been good so far, he is a lot of work because he basically knows nothing and we have to watch him all the time. Soon though I think it will get easier, he is a quick study!
 
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