Dogs seem to be in every person’s home that I know and it’s not complete when you don’t have one. Our family used to have this lovable dog and has been with us for a very long time until she passed away in April of 2012. I was devastated to know that I could no longer see her.
Months after I decided that I wanted a dog again. It was granted when I got Haku as a present. I got him in the month of November 2012. Before I got him, I couldn’t decide what kind of dog that I really wanted.My mind constantly kept changing. First it was a golden retriever, then a chihuahua, next a pomeranian.
So, I just decided to look to different pet shops until I came across a little cute puppy that I couldn’t take my eyes off. It was a Haku a lhasa apso which I sometimes think he is a half breed.
This is Haku when I got him in November of 2012. He looks like a stuffed toy at this picture.
He’s joyously enthusiastic, energetic,hyper, sweet, smart,mischievous, and stubborn. He likes to chew and put things in his mouth as such kleenex, newspaper,or whatever seems to curious him. He barks to alert when something is suspicious and banging sounds. Being patient counts the most.It’s like taking care of a child that you need to nurture but at the same time you need to be firm.
Haku decreases my stress level. When I see him my frustration and problems fades away. When I’m surfing the net,he would sometimes bring me his squeaky ball as if he’s telling me he wants to play. He wakes me up in the morning too. He sometimes would sit and lay on the floor at the entrance door of my bedroom facing at the direction I’m at and watches me. These days I try to take him out more often for a walk. Not to mention that I always need to bring newspapers in case his poops on the street.Trash bins are accessible so I don’t have any problem disposing it. He also likes to sniff car tires for some reason that I think is weird. I noticed when you are calm and assertive, he follows where you are going. This also includes how confident you are.
Just as the good trait in him, there is also a negative side.There are times he will throw a tantrum at me. Snapping him out of the mind state that he is in can be a bit difficult. For an example if he is chewing the bed sheet and I tell him to get off but refuses, I put him to a time out spot. When I return, he’s not that excited or hyper anymore. Even though he’s like that,I still love my dog.
Before I would just be irritated and frustrated when he doesn’t understand the instructions One thing you should remember you need to train him in a early age. Stay calm whenever your dog pisses you off. Yelling and shouting him won’t get things any better. If you are familiar with the show Dog Whisperer it’s a fantastic way to get ideas how to control a dog. Of course I’m no Cesar Millan, but I surely do try! hehehe