I forgot how much fun having a new puppy could be. With each new encounter comes a reaction. Sometime unexpected and downright funny. Like a child discovering the world so is the puppy learning about his surroundings. This video is Marco, my Shepherd / Lab Mix 8 month old puppy the first time he encountered the lawn sprinkler.
Well, I am not sure where the expression "The Dog Days of Summer" originated but I do know what it means. It gets so hot that you just want to find a shady spot and sleep, just like a dog! It hasn't reached that point yet in NJ but when you have a young active puppy you need to find ways to keep them entertained so that they will stay out of mischief. I made this short video of Marco. It is his first time, actually second time in a pool. We had to coax him the first time and unfortunately I wasn't video ready but now that he knows just how much fun it can be, he appears to be entertaining himself.
I have owned dogs since the 1970's but never before now have I owned a Pooper Scooper. My husband generally took care of the yard. He claimed that when he mows, it picks up the poop, which it did. My past dogs also had manners. They would never poop on my lush green lawn, they always went in an obscure corner along the edge of the fence so that if something was missed, then it would be out of the way.
As the owner of a new puppy who has absolutely no concept of what is politically correct, he poops wherever he wants.
I suddenly had the need for poop bags and Pooper scoopers. There is a jungle of different types in all price ranges. I looked at the ones at our local PetSmart which were metal and pretty heavy. I eventually did get one from Amazon which is lightweight and can withstand being left out in the rain and weather. It is plastic and can be operated with one hand. It is spring loaded and grabs the poop and holds it until you release the trigger. It is simple and convenient and even the kids want to help seek, grab and destroy!