It has been far too long since I shared a training dog with you, and to be honest they are the reason for it. I have had a wave of about 9 dogs come through the month long program lately on top of having a pretty much full kennel. Things have slowed WAY down now, so maybe I can catch you all up on a few.
First up, Jax.
We are not sure what his mix is, but I do see Boxer and Mastiff. He has the build of both and the temp too. I for some strange too a big liking too him. Maybe it’s because I considered both these breeds for my own dog, but decided against it. He has a lot of what I like in these breeds though, is not too large and doesn’t even drool a whole lot.
As you can see he is playful…
And relatively easy to train. He was not overly hyper, he was pretty laid back (read lazy) and he had a darn strong desire to please. He did attempt to get away with murder (not literally people) due to him being soooo stinkin’ cute/goofy but I was on to his tricks. And I told his parents to raise the bar high for him and go for his Canine Good Citizen because he could totally do it. But it will take time.
He still needs to mature up. I introduced him to the Mr. and even he noticed that his attention span is that of most boys… about 3 seconds, 5 seconds max. BUT it has gotten a lot better than what it was when he first came in. But there comes a point where he is just done, and you may as well stop training and give in to his cuteness because he just can’t help it. (note the tongue sticking out in the above pic)
Who could resist that? Stay strong mom and dad, he will be an awesome dog you just gotta not let him manipulate with his goofiness. I commend his parents for bringing him in for training so soon, they had only had him for a week or two. What a great way to start off on the right foot with him. I hope we see him back for boarding in the future as he is a wonderful dog.
See ya later Jax!