The Dakota Series: Week 1 Roundup

Last Saturday after my 10k run, Matt and I went to pick up the latest and greatest addition to our humble home – Dakota! He is currently just over 8 weeks old (born April 27th, 2016). He’s only been with us a week so needless to say he’s still adjusting some, but he has made tremendous progress in the first week!

Dakota - 5 weeks old, before we took him home :)
Dakota – 5 weeks old, before we took him home 🙂

He is no longer scared of taking the elevators in our building, although he does get shy and scared if there are too many strangers around.
He wakes up a couple times a night but he seldom has accidents in the house.
Last night he actually only woke up ONCE if you can believe it (I couldn’t, I had to take a double take of the clock when I woke up at 5:15am and realized he actually made it to morning – I was expecting a 3AM wake up 🙂
He sometimes goes into his crate without any prompting, so I think he’s starting to like it.
He loves peanut butter and salmon flavoured treats.
He can’t play with the other dogs yet but he’ll be getting his next round of shots at the end of this month, so that’ll be an exciting time for him!

Time to go home! Dakota at 8 weeks old :)
Time to go home! Dakota at 8 weeks old 🙂

Feel free to check out the gallery for more shots from Dakota’s first week home.