Hello! I picked up Terence on the weekend and as I'm a new dog owner (last had a dog when I was a kid) I have some silly questions I thought I'd ask here to get your thoughts
1) How do I tell if the dog is cold? He's 2 years old so not a pup, but he's got a pillow style dog bed on a concrete floor in our rumpus (and laundry) downstairs. I'm in Brisbane so it's cool but not Arctic. I have a wag wear wearable blanket for him that he wears on his morning walks (6am) should I have this on him all the time inside? We have an old blanket on the pillow too that he curls up on or around.
2) He comes home from his walks and often crashes on his pillow and sleeps/lays down for a few hours. Is this boredom? If we play tug of war with him he's in for it, and last night he followed me around whilst I trained him to sit... sort of . I guess I'm asking how do I tell if he's happy or if he's bored?
3) Walks - I walk him in the morning and at night - I'm unfit so the walks aren't long (30-45mins) but he doesn't seem as excited by the morning walks as the night ones. Is it possible he's not awake enough in the morning or something? Told you the questions would get silly
Thanks! This forum has given me great reading material and education already! I've got my RSPCA beginners course on Saturday! Dog and Owner socialisation here we come!