Do you think puppies establish their personality based on who they're raised by?
Do you think puppies establish their personality based on who they're raised by? Zeeva came to us as a puppy. She was a good puppy. But she got a bit anxious, shy and somewhat neurotic as she grew older. My husband jokes with me and says she is exactly like me (pretty true actually) because she watched me behave that way. At first I'd laugh but it got me thinking...Smokey came to us very stable in terms of befriending people but somewhat dog aggressive/reactive. I've no clue who raised him as a puppy but IMO he's a solid guy...I often wonder how Zeeva would be had she been raised by someone more stable than I. Is it silly to think this way? I don't really want to go into the nature vs. nurture debate because that really isn't the question...I'm simply asking if our personalities make an impression and rub off on our puppies???
A dog's smile is on his butt! c: