Good grief! Another one would probably kill me lol!!!I think those paw slaps can be really hard on the recipient! Especially if it's a wee one. Glad you noticed and have someone close by and trustworthy to work with!
I don't think you will regret planning more separation for those two. I can't tell you how much I love that Asha and Reckless are under the same roof but 90% of the time are totally aloof to each other. I love all the sweet cuddle pictures I see, but it never worked like that with these two and I initially was sad about it. Now I wouldn't have it any other way. The other thing I can't identify with is having two dogs. My last dog was mature when I moved in with my ex and his standard poodle, so there was my dog and his dog. They got along, but they never cuddled either. Then I got Asha and my housemate already had Reckless and again, my dog & her dog. Never had to share training or time between two dogs of my own. I've definitely not got the energy for it!!! My hat is off to you and everyone else here who manages two tornadoes at once!
Hahaha - those little hackles!
Same here! I don't see it in person either lol! So it always shocks me when I see them next to one another or him next to this huge log and he looks like a mini Dobe horse.Such a good boy! I'm always amazed at how much bigger they look in photos but I can see he's really maturing.
I can finally see that Elroy is growing but I'm with him almost 24/7 so I probably don't notice it as much.
This reminded me of something I read regarding the velcro nature of Dobermans: If a Doberman could crawl inside your skin, it still wouldn't be close enoughRevel is 5 months old today. He is the sweetest boy... he loves to snuggle, especially if he can bury his nose into your skin.
Ripley is my heart dog through and through. But as far as male vs female with these two individuals, he is very affectionate. Ripley is too, but on her terms and in her own way. She's more independent. So far he has been less bullheaded to train, less "I just took a shot of caffeine", much more focused on me right away (but that could be because I started this with him at ~9 weeks old and didn't really do that with Ripley until months old). He definitely has plenty of energy, he isn't lazy...just more calm? He rarely barks but when he does it is always big deep barks! He is definitely more "observe what Ripley is doing and let her handle things." But he is very young, it is hard to remember that with his size haha. Ripley was super social with everyone and then her demeanor 100% changed when she hit her first heat. She became a lot more serious and more neutral to strangers, way more alert. Ripley is never not on duty. She is always aware and alert to anything off and ready to go, even when she is having fun. I have a feeling that relationship between the two will remain the same as he gets older, where Ripley takes care of most threats and he backs up only if needed. Otherwise, he will be over here cuddling Momdo you find the relationship any different from Ripley?
So far, yes. Ripley from day one, and still, is like she took two shots of espresso and then drank a red bull to chase it down. But he has definitely come out of his little puppy shell and as he ages he seems to be upgrading his battery packs and increasing stamina. If I didn't interrupt them I feel like he would be wrestling or chasing her through the house ALL day. Still much more mature for his age than Ripley was at this age He really is like an old soul, in looks and smarts.From your posts is he more chill than Ripley?
That's my favorite too! He is so funny and seems to like to be the class clown. Tonight he paraded through the house with dads freshly folded underwear. Dad asked him to "out", he did. 30 min later dad must have left the bedroom door open where the laundry basket was and Revel comes parading back out with the same underwear with such a proud look on his face. You couldn't help but laugh.That second pic with his funny ears and buried head.
Or Asha at 3.5 years...He has more poise and grace at 5 months than gilly does now at 15 months!
Yup, Ripley has more in common with Asha for sure.Ripley from day one, and still, is like she took two shots of espresso and then drank a red bull to chase it down.
Except for this... Asha would steal a shoe or a glove and just wave it around "Look what I have!". But never tore anything up.Tonight he paraded through the house with dads freshly folded underwear. Dad asked him to "out", he did. 30 min later dad must have left the bedroom door open where the laundry basket was and Revel comes parading back out with the same underwear with such a proud look on his face. You couldn't help but laugh.
Breakaway flea collars. They've been on topical drops and the fleas around here are apparently resistant to it #$&! so we were dealing with that for a hot week. Happened around the time it warmed up here and the neighbors "crusty white dogs" kept running over here right up to our fence to bark at our dogs. Pretty sure they shared their friends/hitchhikers with Rip and Rev. The vet said they don't even carry topical drops anymore because the fleas around here are resistant to it more times than not so we went with the 8 month long flea collar over having them ingest something... it's been doing a great job though! Started out with finding a flea or two on the dogs and soon as I did we were vacuuming every surface, dawn dish soap bathing the animals, flea combing, washing blankets daily while giving the collar a chance to release treatment over their skin. Never in my life of owning dogs have I ever had to deal with fleas! Thank God we were swift about dealing with it before it ever got a chance to get out of control. Still exhausting but glad it's over almost as quickly as it came.What are the two matching grey collars?