A little bit of fun playtime featuring Caravaggio & Devo.
Caravaggio is our Great Dane/ German Shepherd/ Black Lab mix; he is 9 and a half years old. He's still doing well but he is getting older and starting to slow down. We are slowly easing him into retirement. He still is one of the best dogs I've ever had to help teach a new puppy. It took him a few days to warm up to the idea that this new puppy was here to stay, but he did. This is a quick video I caught of them having some fun. It is important for a puppy to learn to play with dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Ahsoka is our new puppy. We adopted her last week. She is a Lab mix, and now about 10 weeks old. She was only 9 pounds when we adopted her but she is growing fast. She will be trained in all the dog basics of course, but will also become my new main working dog (as we retire Caravaggio). All of my dogs over the years assist me in training and socialization activities with Such Good Dogs. They are all well versed in what to do or not do around dogs with a variety of behavioral issues. Each of my dogs also has something in particular that they are best at. Caravaggio was best at helping assist me in training with aggressive dogs. He has done amazing over the years at listening to me while not reacting to the other dog's bad behaviors. I am hopeful that Ahsoka will be able to take his place as my main training dog. At least, that's the plan.
Devo is also used in training but somewhat less often. He is social but does not care to play for very long with other dogs. He prefers the company and love of humans most of the time. However he is still useful in many situations. Because of his aloofness and small size, I do not feel he can be my "main" dog used for training. He's more like our little princess.