A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
Ever wonder what its like to share your world with a bunch of crazy critters? Tune in to find out!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Puppy Personalities

It's amazing to me that puppies who are the same age from the same litter can be so different...

Charli - She is the most assertive of the bunch.  She is also the quickest when it comes to picking up new commands and new tricks - little smartie.  She is a great guard dog - she will bark to let you know something or someone is around.  She is independent - while she is affectionate she is content to be doing her own thing.

Juliett - She is the most shy - she is a cautious pup for sure.  She doesn't really have an interest in learning new tricks - she will begrudgingly do what you ask because she wants the treat associated with doing the trick.  She is the most affectionate by far - she loves to be with you, lay next to you, lay on you.  She is also the bed hog - for a little dog she can consume vast amounts of the bed.  She is also the runner - that dog loves to run at full speed!

Tango - He is a sweet and laid back boy.  When he gets excited he can be a bit over the top but for the most part he is a pretty chilled out dog.  He loves toys and plays with them all day.  He is also very schedule driven and likes his days to be the same as much as possible.  More than the girls he really wants to please his humans.  He likes to bark at the pig - he is quite unsure of what that pink guy is....

They do have characteristics they all share - in general - compared to other puppies they are totally calm and very friendly.  I think that is partly due to breed.  They are definitely 'Lassie dogs' in that frogs and birds and bugs must be rescued and safe.  They all love to chew but we have been very fortunate that they have not chewed up anything important - they stick mainly to their toys.  And - they are almost 100% potty trained.  We are pushing 2 weeks with no accidents!  WOOT!  They are all fascinated with the ferrets.  Theo is great with them leading them in a wild chase through the living room.  He hides under the couch and teases them by poking his head out in various spots - the puppies love it!

I love these little pups!  They are an amazing addition to our family and they are so great for Emma - she is so much more active and engaged.  They love her so much.

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