Life with Four Dogs
Things have gotten so comfortable for me with the four dogs. When I think about where I was 10 months ago with this pack, it makes me feel really grateful as I’m so fortunate that I share my life with these four awesome dogs. I’m also kind of proud of myself for getting through that…Holy Cow, two puppies is a lot! It was often crazy and difficult. Not to mention, having a dog (Shumai) who’s not all that comfortable with other dogs. That brought on a lot of angst too.
The puppies are now 11 months old and they are just wonderful in many ways. They get a long well with each other, they respect their older Aussie sister and their older Doberman brother Shumai. They all play at times together, sometimes just 2 or 3 of them are playing or sometimes (my favorite times), they are all lying peacefully next to me while I’m working.
We take group hikes almost every day, and they each get some one on one time with me several times a week.
My goal was that each of these dogs would rather be with me than each other. I was worried that I might lose that battle with the two puppies since they might bond so much together. But I worked really hard to not have them spend so much time together and it really paid off. They both listen really well to me and Wayne and my staff and can easily detach from each other.