OK....it seems that I have forgotten a lot about what Kaos' early years were like. So I have a few questions about Sherman to make sure I am handling it all correctly.....and welcome any reminders
1) When will his head be full grown? Not a huge deal, but he just turned 1 yr and he has such a "dink" head.....can't remember if it grows after a year old.
2) He doesn't know a stranger. We have taken him EVERYWHERE, same reaction always as soon as people start getting close, he sits and wags his tail "viciously
) waiting for them to pet him. Only one problem, he likes it a bit too much. As soon as they are petting him he lays down for a belly rub. Most people think that's cute....I don't. He is over 100 lbs, so he rolls over, bumps them with his feet, etc. I don't want to discourage his "love" of people, so I'm hesitant to correct him....but I'd like him to just sit for a pet. What would you do? Does he just need more time to grow up?
3) He has just started to go to the window and let out one bark if he see's something outside. He will let out one of his big boy barks as we call it and then come over to look at me and make sure I heard him. If he continues to alert at that level....I'm ok with that...how do I keep him from turning into one of those dogs that barks ferociously every time the wind blows past their window?
4) His "best friend" is a Basset Hound who belongs to a friend. We are actually dog sitting this weekend. They play great and "hard" outside, but both automatically settle down back in the house. They've played numerous times, always have a great time. We've never had him overnight...any tips or pointers for keeping him for 4 days? He's also 1 yr old.
Also to add we have exposed him to everything we possibly could. ie parades, car washes, kid parties, crutches, construction work sites, balloons popping, track meets, hotels, elevators etc. He doesn't show a reaction to ANYTHING. Either ignores it or sniffs it and moves on....will he always be so laid back?? I hope so
Thanks for any help.....I am drawing blanks on K's training process....even then they are such completely different dogs.