Tuesday, October 21, 2008
As our one year anniversary gift to each other, Trista and I picked up our new best friend, Baxter. Baxter is a tricolor Beaglier, which is a mix of Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He was born on August 14, 2008 and was introduced to us at eight weeks old.
When we first brought him home, Baxter showed a keen curiosity of his new home and began showing his beagle traits immediately. He sniffed everywhere! Of course, he was always sure to have someone near him at all times. During his first day home, Baxter was quite clingy, and he would whine if he was too far from his new owners.
We're using the cage training technique with Baxter, which has proven very effective. Baxter immediately fell in love with his makeshift towel bed and his new toys, and has since taken ownership of his cage. Any toys he plays with eventually get stored in the corners of the cage where we're not supposed to find them.
Being so young and curious, and also taking so much time and energy to whine, Baxter quickly wore himself out. He was found several times passed out during his first evening home.