Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Socializing, Obedience
Posted September 29, 2016
I would have never thought I'd own a dog until a few years ago, as I was mostly a cat person. Then my parents had a dog, and I started dating with my actual girlfriend who had this funny , hairy and chubby 3 (now 5) years old boy.
We live together and I mostly work from home, so I started take care of him and I really struggle not to see him around when we are out, or when I have to work far away from home. My girlfriend says he is literally depressed when I'm absent for more than a week.
The beginning was pretty tough, cause he's not that friendly with people that he doesn't know, so he was very protective to his human mom. It took a few weeks to let him accustomed to my presence.
The training is a bit hard, as he has a totally different behavior according to the person he's dealing with. He listen 99% of what my girlfriend says, to me it lowers maybe to 80%, while he tends to bark to nearly anyone else. On the other hand, he's extremely sweet and shows his happiness very openly.