Last Saturday I took Dave kayaking with a friend. After a slightly stressful start Dave seemed okay with the whole thing but as he was sitting/lying on the bottom of the metal kayak he became quite cold and was shivering after 20 minutes. He needs a jacket of some kind as he also started shivering one evening when it was raining quite a lot. He liked to look over the side at the water which made me think he was about to jump overboard but he only once put his feet up on the edge of the kayak.
Point! Dave saw a squirrel in a tree and became absolutely transfixed by it. A real pointer at heart! Even after some days he still looks up into the trees at the same spot on the path.
Yesterday we did some outside clicker training and it went really well. After running Dave around some time I went through some commands. Sit, come, follow and stay are all becoming quite solid. Sometimes he lies down instead of just sitting as he's so keen to get that snausage!
We've noticed that Dave can be a little nervous/cautious. For example, if we move our arms suddenly in a large movement Dave sinks down to the floor and becomes worried. Whether this means he's been abused in the past or just gets a little fright, we're not sure. He is still quite young so it's to be expected for him to be a little unsure about some things. Otherwise everything is okay, we've had no problems at all!
The side door to his crate had been left unlocked. After checking the flat we were happy to find no wet spots or teeth-marks anywhere. It looked as if he'd been sleeping among the shoes in the hallway, perhaps they carry our scents the strongest?! He doesn't seem to mind being left alone, we always listen for dog noises as we approach the flat and through the keyhole at the front door but it's always silent within.