Now Baloo is rather a character I got the feeling today. We had a wet and windy walk and on getting him out of the kennel my first thoughts were ok, easy to harness and immediately got big soft soppy cuddles. Walks very well, no pulling although he is a big powerful boy. On stopping along the lane for more cuddles and affection, I had the feeling too much affection as he continually tried to hump my leg
so, a firm NO and off we went again. My poor leg was abused several more times until he finally got the message, a NO means NO, thank you! Baloo really should just be called Bear because he is rather gorgeous and doesn't he just use those eyes to get you where he wants you haha. He is easy to walk, he knows sit but not much else but he wants to please so some training will be good. He was a bit nervous of passing cars in the lane but otherwise, perfect. In the paddock, off lead, I thought he looked like a rugby ball sort of character and was proved right as he manhandled a rugby ball and tried to take me down at one point with a tackle
again, Mister, manners please! We had fun playing though and I really think, with some training and manners, he will make the most loyal dog for the right person. He does jump up at you at the moment but there is only enthusiasm and he will learn. Just a bit rough at the moment. When I took him back to his kennel, he went all soppy then tried to dive out through the door. He was a heavy boy to get back in as he really didn't want to go back in there but he will hopefully settle. His is all so new to him. All in all, smashing lad, needs a firm, experienced handler in his home and to learn boundaries. Nice boy.
But if I look at you with sad eyes, I will charm you!
Look closer into my eyes!
Teresa, passionate about our beloved dogs.