Originally Posted by NW4RUNNER
That thing looks super bad ass and super terrifying
Yeah my gf hopes he looks like his daddy Tito so she won't ever get heckled on her jogs lol. Judging by King's rapid growth, he'll get there in no time. Energy for freaking days.
Originally Posted by ian408
Tito is a great looking dog!
I did the fish oil for a bit. Boy, that really built a beautiful coat. Totally agree about transitional issues with food. Even between two similar foods, there can be issues.
I have to say I thought the puppy classes were a total waste of money at first. Mostly because of those 20m play periods. After the class was over, I realized how valuable it was. We did a bit of the second class but I'm not a believer in "clicker" training so we quit and kept up with the day to day work on Riley's obedience and to this day, I try to keep him in 'social' situations. Every week, we have a lab play date thing and then he does the play time at day care on occasion too. Cannot over emphasize the need for socialization skills.
Looking forward to more King pictures.
Yes, I too, was skeptical of clicker training but man it's paid off for King! My past dogs I've trained with just treats, no clicker and they turned out very obedient. I figured clicker training couldn't hurt with this guy. There are commands he does now that he doesn't expect a treat for(sit/down/come/high five/handshake) and will do them automatically. I attribute that to his clicker training. I try to do at least 30-40 mins total spread throughout the day with clicker commands and always try to "shape" him into a new command. I've underestimated his learning ability at his current age, it's crazy. The puppy "A.D.D." is still very present, but that's expected at only 11 weeks.
I'm really looking forward to his last distemper/parvo booster in a month, then he'll get the all-clear to head out in public areas and interact with strange dogs. For the time being I'm VERY selective about the dogs King interacts with aside from the pups in his class. I've been socializing him weekly with my friend who owns 2 champ border collies---both agility trained dogs as well. My friend has a huge grassy dog run they use to train and their collies just run the crap out of King, which I want lol. The Orijen feed has put his energy on another level! Panting puppy is a happy puppy.
Next set of pics will most likely be post ear work. He's getting a show crop done next week. I sent in his official UKC and ADBA registration the other day(both his parents were UKC/ADBA reg'd), so I'm hoping to participate in the local UKC sanctioned shows with him.
What brand fish oil were you using and how much/when were you administering it to Riley?
Originally Posted by rme
The look at Tito's face is " what a kiss from who"..."I don't care I'll kiss anybody, anytime, anywhere---and they'll like it." LOL
Lol, breeder tells me Tito is the scariest looking teddy bear they have haha