...THE WORST DOG EVER!
I was coming to the site to post about how "bad" he is sometimes and ask for some tips. Well, I click on the site and it gives me an error message, so I think it must be down for some reason....but then nothing will work. I get a sick feeling in my stomach and look down at my feet and Jasper is happily munching on the internet cord! (I spent 45 minutes carefully connecting the bare wires and taping it with electrical tape so it would work again) We are lucky that it wasn't something that could really hurt him!
He chews on everything! I've always had bigger dogs and I thought they would have been worse chewers. Nope! Jasper will chew on cords, baby spoons (poor baby girl only has 2 left), zippers on clothes, the clothes themselves (with a special penchant for my underwear), water bottles, the couch, the christmas tree... The only thing safe in the house are the dog toys!
Also, he's very shy with new people and situations. When it's just us (me, my husband, and the kids) Jasper is a goofy happy puppy. As soon as someone else comes into the house he's a different dog. He won't come near anyone (including me) and he just rans around nervous and crouches down. It's crazy because he plays with a hyper 3 year old all day but when a calm quiet adult comes over, he's terrified. He doesn't like to go anywhere either. When I put his leash on him he'll just lay down and not move.
It's sad because I really wanted a smaller dog so that we could take him places with us (we go to the park and camping a lot) but he would hate it.
He really needs to be socialized more but I'm not sure how to do that because it's getting too cold to go to the park. We have a Petco about an hour away but last time Jasper rode in the car for 10 minutes, he got sick 6 times... *sigh*
I do really, really love him though. He's so sweet and he's probably the cutest dog I've ever had. When I get on to him for something he always looks at me with his ears alert and his head cocked to the side and it's hard to be mad.
I just needed to vent a little.