...people were asking at the last tournament if I could clone Score...guess I can just tell them..."Yeah, I did...here it is"
Actually, Gibbs is doing quite well, and would love a home that does a sport or job. He's a busy guy and loves to play with toys, people or dogs, but does settle nicely. He's very clean and quiet in his crate (nice...'cause those are my two hates of puppies).
We went to puppy class last Wed., and he was sitting and giving me eye contact for clicks/treats throughout the class...despite being a new place and having lots of distractions. Very, very nice boy. He likes to work for food.
He did get in one scuffle with another pup...who knew that we'd have four tough male pups out of five puppies this week! He got a bit hot on the new 10 week old collie pup...but the collie was tough back. When I went to pick him up to pull him off the collie, he did redirect a bit back at me.
Gibbs did play for a long time with the easy-going 8 mo golden...and played rather well with everyone until it got late and they were all a bit tired.
He's done well meeting people and dogs...no one can believe that he was trouble to anyone.
He's met numerous new adult dogs...and done well with everyone. I'm very pleased with him. He also is respectful of the cats.
He does get pissy if someone tells him off in a BIG way...like just now, Score told him repeatedly to cut it out...and he went back for me. Score gave him a BIG ROAR...and Gibbs talked smack back...but then Score just walked away (great training) and Gibbs gave some calming signals and went back to a toy.
So...he is a tough pup...but he's coming along with the clicker and learning manners and bite inhibition from the other dogs. (He's nipping/biting less hard than before) and his "Trade" if he's got something he shouldn't is really nice now. He just gives it right up for a treat or another toy.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw