Ollie is 5 months old now and last weigh in was 47lbs, so slightly smaller then average for his age but slow growth is better anyways! He was a little but pudgy at the beginning of Januraury because he wouldn't touch his kibble and I gave him too much canned - I cut his food down and now he's really lean and I'm working on switching him over to part Honest Kitchen and part raw.
I taught him how to play fetch and he loves it, I mostly do too except for when he shoves a toy at me in the middle of the night... Those nights he gets to sleep in his crate.
He's teething now too, missing some teeth and adult teeth poking through at other places - he seems to prefer chewing on sticks over anything else. He's still never been mouthy to me, I must have a freak of a shepherd.
He's so refreshing compared to my golden who has DA issues, I can take Ollie anywhere and not have to worry about what he's going to do even dog friendly restaurants... He'll just lay next to me and be a good boy. I don't know if its his age but he LOVES people, he'll run up to them(and not jump, yay!), lay back his ears submissively and wag his tail just begging for pets... I haven't met anyone yet who can resist him. I don't know if this will continue into adulthood but I wouldn't be disappointed if it did.
We still have issues with him harassing the cats and small dogs, that's a work in progress. Not made easy with my male Siamese who seems to egg him on into chasing him. Siamese are NOT the stereotypical cat, they are needy, clingy, noisy and a general pain in your arse. He's also started big boy barking occasionally at other dogs, I think he's starting to hit puberty.
Overall though he is a testament to his breeder and what it means to be a well bred dog. He is my love, my little lollipop.
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