|This is him using the bend of my knee as a pillow|
Sometimes on the couch he'll wrap his front legs around my
waist and put his head into me
handling. A few months ago I asked the kids if they wanted to go for a walk and for the first time he got excited. I realized he previously didn't know what the word walk means. If your dog doesn't understand the word walk you've failed as a dog owner. He would pee outside but wouldn't poop. I think he was punished severely for pooping inside and doesn't want to poop in front of me for fear of punishment. It took me three days to train him to poop outside using rewards and he immediately started waiting by the door when he has to go out.
|Rottie discovers blankets|
|This is what I wake up to every morning|
When taking them to the park I get the biggest compliment from other dog owners. The first time a woman was playing fetch with Nero and I gave his the disclaimer of not to grab him and told her his history. She was one of the many people that have said "But he's so happy". He really is a happy dog now. No one could have changed him in a shelter environment. But in a perminant home with positive training he's a totally different dog. I'm really glad I adopted the kid.
|Kids really wishing I would put the camera down and|
take them to the park