I had changed out of my slippers and in to my boots while OH & Rodders were upstairs and now it was time for us to go out and leave Rodders for the first time at night. It was also the first time that OH and I had left him at the same time, how was he going to react?
I told him that we needed to go out and he had to stay here and go in his bed and I would get him puppy treats. OH tried to encourage him in to his bed but ended up lifting him in. I gave him his treats and locked the crate and we walked out the room, out the front door and away.
There was silence, total silence. No crying, no barking. I really hope that he carries on like this while we are out.