Thursday, 6 September 2018
Loki I'm Shocked
Seriously, though I am honestly pissed off with him I do understand why and I will forgive him eventually. Kaiah's season is still lingering and though his experienced father is well over the stress and excitement, Loki's inexperience is now more obvious. Kaiah still wants to rip his face off, but as is usual with a maturing young male, the more she says "No" the more excited he gets.
Ross who's oblivious to most things was really unimpressed, the shock on his face at smelling the urine in the house was amazing, he sniffed it and backed away. Maybe it told him something we'll never understand! Nothing like a bit of citrus disinfectant to remove smelly pee!!!
As a youngster Loki had character issues, but some very early hard work during that short socialising period got him on track by about 14 weeks old. I then observed that he was one of the easiest puppies/young dogs I'd ever lived with. Yes he was sensitive, you only have to remember his concern for me on a bad head day to realise he was quick to pick up on things, but generally his behaviour was excellent. But his transition into an adult male has not been as easy. Sometimes, and for no apparent reason he will react aggressively towards a dog at a show, this tends to happen when I'm not on the other end of his lead! Does he still feel security when in my hands, or is he just taking the piss of anyone else holding the lead? Honestly I'm not sure. Loki is also unpredictable around Ross, he's bitten him 3 times, though in fairness not for months now.
Anyway, plod on and hopeful the more mature he gets the more comfortable and confidence he has in his own skin.