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So after picking up Boston from Julia & Stephen at the Surrey meet yesterday (it was fab seeing everyone! Wish we could have stayed longer!), we took the little rascal home.

He was very well behaved in the car trip home, sleeping most of the way. We had a couple of accidents inside yesterday afternoon (both our faults - didn't leave him outside long enough after a sleep and missed taking him out after a play session). So the wee tally is 4 outside, 2 inside; poo tally is 1 outside.

He went into his crate last night ok at about 10:30pm. I had to cuddle him to calm him down beforehand, then half asleep he settled quickly. He woke up at 5am, whimpering to go out and did a big wee outside (very good boy!) but he decided that afterwards was now playtime (I don't think so!). I put him back into the crate and he just whimpered and bit the cage and chewed up the newspaper and vet bed and carried on for 20mins. It was so noisy I thought he was hurting himself. As soon as he quietened just slightly I went to him and gave him a little cuddle, put him back in, then he settled after 2mins. Cheeky sod! We got up at 7am and he was sitting quietly waiting, with a clean crate.

I have tried to put him in the crate during the day, but he really kicks up a fuss. I tried treats and the kong inside trick, neither of which worked. Any suggestions? He loves being around us at all times (I seem to have a permanent shadow!) and any sort of separation he gets quite worked up, I think this is going to be our challenge with Boston - getting him used to time alone. I've tried leaving him in his long term confinement area too (the utility room) but resulted in again, a lot of distress. I am thinking maybe a house lead would help so that at least I can control where he is.

Right now, he is asleep on the living room rug in front of me. He loves to sleep completely stretched out - and I mean full body stretched out - it's quite funny to see!! He seems to be a very active dreamer, with legs twitching as he is running and his little whiskers twitching too. I wonder what he is chasing? I've also noticed every time before he goes to sleep he gives a very big sigh. It's so darn cute!

He has successfully nailed sits on slate, wood, outside on grass and cement, so I think he is getting the hang of it after one day. Clever lad! We are going to work on downs next.

The house looks like a bomb has hit it (a Boston bomb!!) but we couldn't care less...we are absolutely smitten with him. It's been a wonderful, amazing, fantastic day. Thank you again to Julia and Stephen - he is absolutely gorgeous!!! :D:D:D

(And yes I know, I promise to add some photos soon!)
 

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Lauren, sorry I didn't realise you were heading home so soon yesterday. I e put the puppy pack I n the post to you this morning. As for Boston staying on his own in a pen, he's got you rapped around his cute little paw. He has spend the last week quietly kennel on his own for several hours each day without fuss. :) J xx
 

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If Buddy had the choice of sleeping in the crate or on the floor next to me he would choose the floor! He never goes in his crate of his own choice,once he's in now he does settle quickly so keep doing what your doing he will get used to it dx
 

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Hi we met at jukee doodles l have buddy the gold little boy,hope you enjoyed your hols,l have had a very busy 2wks with buddy he seems to like to be were you are, if lm in the kitchen he as to be near me even though l think hes sleeping he senses that lve moved out the room,l have not crated him,hes been really good not had any crying from it at night or when hes left in the day he goes out most of the time for poos the wees hes getting there,he eats like hes starving just wolfes it down then looks to see if theres seconds on the way really pleased with the natural instincts food not sure about the amount lm giving him but going to get his next vaccine on mon so hopefully the vet will tell me how hes doing he weighs 8lbsnot sure if thats good or not good to see you on here
 
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