Laying in the sun
Play keep away
Learn a new trick
Look out the window
Go on Vacation
Gus is very affectionate and loyal. He gets along well with other dogs, including our two additional dogs, though he’s very vocal during playtime which is an issue with more timid or aggressive dogs. We lose him around the house sometimes, only to find him burrowed under a blanket or pile of clothes; and if the sun is shining through the window, then you’re guaranteed to find him perched wherever he can soak in some rays.
He’s a real people person, and absolute attention fiend. Any time we have guests, Gus will bring them his favorite toys. One really nice thing is we don’t have to worry about him getting out. On more than one occasion, I’ve left the garage doors open while I’m taking the trash out, and I’ll find him just sitting in the driveway taking in the view.
He has what we call his “baby,” which is just a stuffed animal that he doesn’t treat like other toys. He soothes on it a lot, and when it’s time to calm down it’s his go-to object for comfort.
Gus has some issues pulling when he goes for walks, but his penchant for picking up tricks and commands incredibly quickly leads me to believe I may have improperly leash trained him. He’s very food driven, which helps with training, but can be an issue when other dogs are eating around him.
He was crated for the first year we had him, mostly when we left the house. But in the last two years we moved to letting him roam with his brother and sister while we’re away. We’ve had no issues aside from the occasional accident.
To summarize, just a fantastic breed. Great energy balance, and easy to train. Gets along well with other dogs, as well as people. Fun quirks that make them so unique.