I know Smoke has alot of fans here
I will update his progress here. He's just such a love...I know we had a thread about hugging, and how some dogs don't like it. You would think a dog like him wouldn't like it...LOL! Not this guy! He forces hugs
I'll be sitting in a chair, he starts with nudging for pets, then sticks his head under my arm, and presses up against me, tail in a slow wag, smiling, relaxed as can be. He likes to be "held" while getting pets. I'm really feeling a solid "THANK YOU!" from him. I know it's only been a couple days, but I am really feeling we got a keeper...I'm totally in love with him.
How fast they can steal a heart...scary. He's laying at my feet right now, Axel on the on the other side of my chair. They are getting along pretty well, just have to remind Axel to leave him alone sometimes, Axel is just so excited to have another dog here.
Although interaction with my 3 year old has been very strictly supervised, I am really pleased with what I am seeing so far. Tyler scraped his knee this morning while we were outside with the dogs. While I am cleaning it up getting ready to put on a band-aid, Smoke was watching intently, and while I was working on it, came around behind me and nuzzled my boy and gave him another kiss.We have a vet appointment in the morning, and I'm going to enroll him in the obedience class Axel is starting, and my 14 year old will handle 1 of them (he's a little nervous if he can do it, I know he will be fine
) I know it's a little soon, if I see any signs it's stressing him, we'll give it up...he's a pretty level headed dog it seems so far. I'm really thinking he is going to enjoy training, he loves people, and responds beautifully to praise and treats. I did have him sitting for cheese last night
*Only concerns, yes, there is some food guarding, but I have only observed him growling at the other dog. I have yet to see ANY sign aggression towards humans.
*He peed in his crate yesterday. He was only crated an hour, went out right before we left
but it looked like he had tried to scoot the soiled bedding into a corner so he didn't have to lay in it...so hopefully he'll be OK. Will talk with the vet about that tomorrow also.
*Hes a light colored dog and I wear alot of black. ROFL! Jus kiddin'!
He is DEFINANTLY a German Shedder!!