Milo-Growing Up Fast

October 24, 2016 | We Love | Story by Daniel Falconer

Milo and I have had some incredible moments this week, but it’s also been a scary one due to one particular incident…

The scare. Milo is such a quick learner that I’m going through training treats quicker than I could have ever imagined! He now knows how to sit down, lie down, roll over, stand up and give both paws. I’m a very proud Dad! Earlier this week however…As I mentioned last week, Milo is a scoffer when it comes to food. This is the case whether it’s his meals or a treat. This week he paid for it, frightening the entire household when he decided to try and swallow a treat whole without chewing it. Choking and eyes bulging, we panicked but quickly dislodged the treat from his throat. It was a very scary moment, and he got a lot of loving from all members of the family afterwards.

Thankfully, he’s a little better at chewing his food now, but there are the odd moments when I think he’s going to go through it all over again. We just have to make sure his food is small enough for his throat – he’s in the midst of losing his baby teeth and growing his adult ones, so chewing for him isn’t as easy as it may be for us.

A new challenge: A dog who doesn’t like to walk. Milo goes on a walk every single day. Sometimes they’re short 10-minute walks, and other times I like to take him out for 45 minutes and upwards. One thing is certain every time I get his harness and lead however – he doesn’t want to budge from out of the house. Sometimes I’ll spend 10 minutes outside my house trying to get him to walk a few steps, let alone get a whole walk done. It’s disappointing because I had really hoped to get my own fitness levels up along with those of the dogs during these walks, but I’m going to persist in taking him out every day and trying to ensure he enjoys his time out of the house.

In fact, if anyone has any tips on getting the dog outside with ease, please do let me know in the comments below! I’d be eternally grateful.

“In fact, if anyone has any tips on getting the dog outside with ease, please do let me know in the comments below! I’d be eternally grateful.”

Where’s my little boy gone? It really feels like Milo is growing up very fast. He’s more than double his size he was when he came to us but is thankfully managing to retain all of his cutest features! Of course, we’d love him no matter what he looks like, but it is a very odd feeling to see your little guy growing up in front of your eyes! Especially when you’re spending most of your time with him, day-in, day-out.

Before too long I know he’ll have doubled in size once again and I’ll be wondering where his puppy years went! That’s why I find it absolutely vital to now be spending as much time as possible with him, enjoying every moment and making memories – such as this diary – which I’ll be able to look back on in a few years and smile at.

Milo's New Harness

If you enjoyed this post, you should read “Milo-A Wonderful Comfort” here.

If anyone has any tips on getting their dog outside with ease, please leave it in the comments below!

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