Just wanted to send a quick note and update you on Rogue at 6 months; weight is just under 20 lbs. He’s been an awesome addition to our family and we love him so much! He loves playing soccer, he fetches both the ball and frisbee, loves playing chase with the kids to get his zoomies out, loves cuddling, hates the car (thankfully the throwing up has stopped) & most of all LOVES everyone and every dog he meets.
Just in the last two days as things have opened up in CA, we’ve taken him to a dog park, which he absolutely LOVED, took him on a few hikes & swimming in a river.
He is best when he keeps to a schedule & gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Every morning Rogue and I wake up, he won’t leave our room until he greets my husband good morning. After he goes to the bathroom and has his breakfast, he gnaws on his antler (most of the time while I’m holding it) while I have my morning coffee before he takes a morning snooze. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day & I notice he’s way more needy if we don’t get that time together in the morning. His first job of the day after his morning nap is to wake his sisters up! :)
We’ve also figured out how he expresses himself when he’s overtired which has made a big difference in his behavior & our relationship with him.
We continue to work hard on our walks… he is doing great but still loves lunging at cars, barking at dogs & people if he can’t greet them but he’s getting better…it also helps that I am getting better at getting his attention before the unwanted behavior so it’s been a growth process for both of us. :) behavior training has paid off immensely and we continue to do it every day.
Yesterday we went on a 3 mile hike in Lake Tahoe and we let him off leash…he was amazing. He came when called every time and had the time of his life!!
Thank you for all you guys do!! Rogue is such awesome addition to our family; we couldn’t imagine life without him. – All the best, Kana, JM, Anabelle, Sofia & Rogue