Housetraining Barrett

We got Barrett when he was barely eight weeks old. We thought he was 12 weeks, but after looking at his teeth, the vet estimated that he was approximately a month younger than that.  That means he probably went to his first home at around 5 weeks, which was way too early. Getting Barrett at such a young age did have its advantages because although he had been with another family prior to us, he hadn’t had a chance to pick up any potential bad habits, and we could train him the way we wanted. Continue reading “Housetraining Barrett”

Meet Barrett!

Pretty much everyone who I have interacted with over the past year has heard about how much I want a puppy. I moved into my own apartment and it was a bit lonely without Meatball and Juliet underfoot, so I had been keeping my eye out for puppies online and in the shelters for the better part of a year. I realllllly wanted to rescue, but I wanted a dog that would stay small because a. I live in an apartment with no yard, and b. I travel a good bit and would like to be able to travel with my pup sometimes. I soon learned that it was tough to find a small dog at a shelter. So I kept looking.

One day, my boyfriend showed me an ad that he found on craigslist- a woman was rehoming a puppy. Continue reading “Meet Barrett!”