We have been through 3 rounds of obedience training and are currently in training to take the Canine Good Citizen test. We have been prayerfully considering training the pups as therapy dogs and time will tell if they are suited for that.
Bonnie is outgoing, mischievous and a bit anxious although she has a big heart. When given a command she tends to think about it for a bit before obeying. We are working on that. She loves to show off her squeaker skills and continually tries to teach Belle how to squeak the tennis ball.
Belle, is a little more laid back, definitely wants to be the “good girl” and for the most part is the first to respond to a command. She is trying to learn how to squeak the tennis ball but is doing very well in catching it and bringing it back to be thrown again. She has been known to take her sister down if Bonnie gets to it first.
Linus is a long hair kitty, he is 8 months old and thinks he is a golden retriever 🙂 Linus and Belle have a special bond although all three of them play and snuggle together. The other day I gave Bonnie the “leave it” command as she was rough housing with Linus, that’s when I realized that Linus was playing just as hard and was being the instigator in the playtime.
Thank you for joining us in our day to day adventures with our two pups and a kitty!
Awe~ love it!
Thanks Karen 🙂
I am glad that you have included Linus, because Linus has become part of the circle of relationships. It’s neat that they are all similar in color. You wonder if they consider Linus a part of their family — only younger. I congratulate you on the training they have received and continue to do. It is to your credit that they behave and might even be used in other ways as you mentioned. I can’t help wondering if their training influences Linus as he sees their good behavior and obedience. Have a good week and take care in the snow. (that’s one thing that Bonnie, Belle, and the “kitties” do not have to worry about!
Carolyn, I sometimes do think that the pups consider Linus a part of their family. A little brother if you will. I don’t know if Linus is learning from Bonnie and Belle but he does hear “leave it” and an occasional “give” command from me as he is getting into things 🙂