Tug of war
loves sprinklers, runs around backyard when on
used to be destructive until 5yrs of age
fetch, but brings it back and wants to play tugof
We have had him since 8 weeks old, and immediately got parvo from where we got him, almost lost him early on. But he came good and has been a loving dog to his family and those who we have invited into the house. We soon got another dog by accident one day who was a stray, they hit it off straight away when he was 2. they are the same age and the other dog is a silky terrier x. Best of mates, protective of each other and our family. They used to get up to mischief. Digging holes, ripping up sprinklers. The holes though were for them to lay in and keep cool in the summer. The sprinklers were a bit of a problem, This stopped at 5yrs of age. They were pop up sprinklers and had to put them on risers out of the ground. These days both dogs love chilling out and get excited and want to play a few times a day.
He is scared of thunder storms, needs to come in side when they happen.
Understands many voice commands and is a clever dog.
He is healthy, was a bit overweight, but cut down the quantity of food, over a short time this fixed this.
Our issue at the moment, is that 18months ago the little dog was biting at buddahs ears and he turned around with his mouth open to say 'enough', but caught the little dog in the eye, he is now blind in one eye, and he was super protective of him for a long time with anyone else other than our direct family. We didnt trust him for a period of time. But he has now grown out of this, as the little dog still has the ability to do everything easily. And we have reintroduced other people to our dogs.
On our part we didnt really introduce him to other dogs early on. So he is nervous and aggressive to any dogs that come to our house and wants to be friends with other dogs on walks, but can turn aggressive if the other dog shows any aggressiveness.