Lennox Is Forty Two Weeks Old

Lennox weighed 27,75kg on the vet’s office scale on Tuesday.
He has matured so much in the last month. He’s suddenly not a bouncy puppy anymore, and people have even remarked on it.

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We have had a fairly quiet week, with the odd really busy day inbetween! On the one day I took Lennox along with me to have a prescription filled at the Clicks I frequent, we popped in at the Pick n Pay, we stocked up on baking supplies at Kadies, collected mail from the Postnet and I went to have blood drawn at the Health-worx! Thats a drive out to Fourways and back, and a good hour or so in the car, with drives between shopping centres and getting in and out of the car to go into the shops as well!

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lying at my feet in the Health-worx waiting room

Last Friday I had coffee and pastries with several other online community managers at the Southern Sun Hyde Park, and I could happily have stayed there all day – what a magnificent view! Lennox was as good as gold, staying asleep on the floor at my feet. We spent over an hour in the car that day too, and it was hot!

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chilling in the 8th floor bar while mommy drinks coffee

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He doesn’t look terribly interested in the incredible view from the Southern Sun Hyde Park pool deck, does he!? 😛

Our walks are going well. He still wants to go and say hello to the dogs that bark at him – and our neighbourhood is FULL of dogs – but he listens really quickly when I tell him “leave it” or “heel”. We have help from our SAGA Puppy Development Supervisors for dog distraction issues, which with Lennox is positive distraction – he wants to play, not fight.

There is some child “distraction” as well! If we’re in a mall or outwalking and a child walks towards us or past us his ears pop up and he gets this little trotting gait and he wants to run straight over! I’m planning on spending some time at a local nursery school to get him over this hurdle as well.

I had a giggle this week when Lennox – for the first time ever – thought one of their stainless steel food bowls would make a cool toy!

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And now here, for your enjoyment, are some more photos of our beautiful boy.

Stay tuned for regular updates!

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About Angel

We have 4 cats who live exclusively indoors, we have 4 dogs live mostly inside, and we are Guide Dog puppy raisers for SA Guide-Dogs!

Posted on January 28, 2014, in behavioural conditioning, GDApupLennox, puppies, puppy raising, puppy walking, SA Guide-dogs, training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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