“Remy is very honored to be AwesomeDoodle of the Month! He is a pretty great doodle, but I am biased. Here are some Remy updates:
Likes — Sojos puppy treats, of-leash hikes (hikes in general and being off leash in general also..), other Aussies (he has a special bond with them), morning snuggles, belly rubs, the snow and catching snowballs, running with friends or after a ball at the dog park, giving kisses (he is a compulsive licker..), licking the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, learning new tricks (we are currently working on “give me a hug” where he puts his paws on my shoulders and rests his chin on one), jumping on everyone and everything (this is definitely a hard behavior to control, he’s like a little spring), chew toys (i give him a chew every evening because it really helps calm him down and get ready for bed!)
Dislikes — leash training (he just wants to run around and be free), the blowdryer (and going to the groomer), the cone of shame, very large men with beards (lots of these here in Alaska), frisbees
He currently weighs 39.5 pounds! And he’s growing on average 5lb/two weeks.
Remy’s the best dog in the whole world and makes me incredibly happy. One thing I would tell perspective owners: Make sure you start training good behaviors immediately! I know some of my friends and family were skeptical about how well disciplined I would be with a puppy (because I just want to love on them all the time), but I was very very strict with Remy from the beginning (including crate training him even though he still to this day HATES the crate) and it’s really made a huge difference. He is only 6 months old, but I can leave him in the house while I go to the grocery store (or do other short errands) and he doesn’t touch a thing (besides his toys). He also knows all of the basic commands and we are excited to start agility training in the spring. He knows I am the boss and does not want to upset me. But he is not afraid to snuggle up for warmth at night and lick my face when I’m not paying enough attention to him. Also, he loves every other dog and human. He’s so friendly, which is slightly surprising. I think this is probably because he was socialized from the day I brought him home. He always had other human friends around, wanting to touch him and talking to him. I wouldn’t say he’s easy going because he definitely knows what he wants and how to get it, but he is so sweet and always wants to experience new things.”
Remy is a super cool blue merle boy with great white up the middle of his snout and on his forehead. He has 3 white socks and one white foot.
Congrats to Samantha in Alaska on this amazing little guy. She’s been waiting so long for him!
Remi the blue merle AussieDoodle Puppy with owner, Samantha, at 7 weeks old