Hi everyone! I have wanted a standard poodle for the past 8 years! I would see one anywhere and stop what I am doing and run, even across the street, to meet the dog. I absolutley love them. After 4 years of trying and begging, and realizing that I wanted to 'rescue' vs. 'buy' a standard poodle, I found one.... (probably for the 5th time) and my fiance finally agreed to get him!
My world is made! Meet Kona, our almost 6 month old black pup. He is literally the best dog I have ever met. We have a standard 5 year old Dachshund and it is great to watch them together. It only took 24 hours for them to start playing, of course Marley (the doxie) was the one who decided to let kona in. Kona knows sit. He is unfarmiliar with other obesdiance commands.
He had worms when the lady got him. We are his 3rd owners! I know it was the peole who had him were not meant for him and that is why he got passed along to the lady we got him from. He doesn't jump up, he doesn't bark, he doesn't bite, he's not food agressive and he even let me give him a shower (i was in there with him) and he was so good and relaxed. He's amazing.
However, we had him for 3 days at home and then we went to the outer banks in NC. We let him run on the beach with and without a leash. Now he pulls on the leash
I have some beginer questions:
Any advice/books or ideas on how to train him?
What kind of collar would work best? Martingale perhaps for all the time? (check out etsy.com for handmade affordable ones)
What is the best puppy food for him? (he likes to eat)
How much should I feed him, he is almost 6 months old and weighs 26lbs?