“Riggins is awesome! So far! Haha.
We traveled 2 days in the car to get back to Wisconsin and he was a trooper. He didn’t get car sick, which was my biggest concern since we had 2 days of travel and no way to avoid it. We set up a small station in the way back with a dog carrier, toys and pee pads covering the floor. A space for him to wander other than sitting in our laps in the back seat. He wandered into that carrier very easily. I put the yellow duck and a bully stick in there and he’d hang there for minutes at a time. We stopped frequently and he’d pee outside. He loved the hotel with space to run. He slept in the carrier next to our bed THE WHOLE NIGHT without a peep. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip.
He’s acclimating to the house and we’re confining him to the kitchen so far. I don’t want to use the pee pads in the house. We’ve got the bell system up (we used that with our previous dog too). We’ve started working on “sit”. He’s very good already at looking me in the eye when I’m talking to him. It is bitter cold today here so he’s only outside for a minute or two at a time, but he seems to like the snow. Overall a total success so far. Aaand… He slept the WHOLE NIGHT again last night. We have been lucky. “
Riggins is a tuxedo aussiedoodle with the ever so rare white collar and one white leg. Congrats to Lori and Keith in Wisconsin.