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Odin’s 6 Month Adoptiversary

Can you believe that it’s already been 6 months since Odin came home?

I can’t! 

In some ways, it seems like he’s been here for much longer than that but in other ways, it seems like he’s just arrived!

Some people have been asking to see comparison pictures of Odin over the last 6 months so I’ve put some together for you. 

The three most obvious things that I see are that his eyes have softened, his coat has grown in nicely and he is confident in himself and his surroundings. 

As a reminder, Odin’s coat definitely needed a lot of love and TLC. 

When he was rescued by Newfoundhaven he was matted and had burrs stuck in his coat so all of those were cut out by the groomer and it was basically like starting his coat from scratch. 

He had a pretty nice topcoat, it just needed some love. 

We’ve worked on that every day with brushing, combing, and trimming. 

Odin doesn’t mind being groomed at all. 

I’m basically doing floor grooming right now but he has been up on the grooming table a few times and he will definitely be up there a lot more this spring and summer. 

He’s filled out a little bit and I’m closely watching his weight to make sure that he doesn’t get too much padding. 

I’ve adjusted his food and treat consumption a few times to what I feel is adequate for him and his activity. 

There are still adjustments that will be made in the future.

He is definitely comfortable and in a routine. 

He expects to be fed, walked and given treats at the same time every day. 

He still loves greeting everyone that comes over and his favorite part of the day is when the kids come home from school.

He brings me my slipper every time that I come home and a few quick barks to let me know how thankful he is that I returned, or how made he is that I went somewhere without him. 

He’s over being nervous going in the car. He knows now that car rides mean going somewhere fun and that he’s always going to come home with us. 

Training is ongoing.

We’ve been working on a few things here and there and he’s super smart and picks things up quickly and the gets annoyed if I work on it too much with him. 

We will be introducing him to the water probably next month.

I’m going to take him to a local dog facility that has a pool. I won’t be in the water with him to start but a trained staff member will be.

Since Leroy’s passing, he has come out of his shell even more.

He is definitely more vocal, sassy and taking over being the ruler of the house. 

He has not had much contact with other dogs so that is something I really want to work on in the next few months. 

I don’t think that there’s going to be an issue because he’s never showed any signs of dog aggression with other dogs that we see when out and about.

We took him to the lake a few weeks ago and he absolutely loved it. 

He gets very excited and loses his leash manners when out like that so that is also something that I’ll be working on too. 

He’s a great dog and I couldn’t be happier with how the last 6 months have gone. 

He is definitely a velcro Newf and never far from my side. 

And when I say never far from my side I mean that usually, a part of his boy is always touching mine, like right now, his head is resting on my feet. 

I can’t wait for all the fun and new adventures that await us this spring and fall!

Odin’s nicknames: Big O, Odie

Odin’s likes: bacon, walks, belly rubs, stuffed animals, car rides, begging, snuggles, greeting people, playing, learning, chin scratches, treat time, routine, packages being delivered because he thinks they’re all for him.

Odin’s dislikes: squirrels, deer, having his front paws touched, baths, repetitive learning, lettuce, being left alone, being told no, packages that are not for him. 

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Monday 9th of March 2020

I swear I really laughed out loud at the following 2 parts because our Newf thinks/dislikes the exact same thing. "Odin’s likes: ...packages being delivered because he thinks they’re all for him...Odin’s dislikes: ...packages that are not for him. "

I love your sense of humor Jen. :)



Sunday 8th of March 2020

What a wonderful transformation! Is there a reason that you are aware of as to why he doesn’t like his front paws touched? I’m just curious. My Gus has to have me hold his front paw when we sit together, but doesn’t want his chin touched.


Monday 9th of March 2020

No reason that I'm aware of! Sherman never liked his front paws touched either but was fine with his back legs.

Jan K

Sunday 8th of March 2020

6 months already! He is obviously happy and quite well settled in. He looks great!! ♥

Tails Around the Ranch

Sunday 8th of March 2020

He has evolved into a very handsome boy. Keep up the great work.


Sunday 8th of March 2020

It's very clear he knows he's home. His photos show the difference in his confidence levels. Baby steps everyday and he'll be one to be so proud of! You're doing amazing with him and it definitely shows you're more settled with him too! Hugs to you both!

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