I wish he still had that sweet puppy breath. He doesn’t. He’s nearly 4 months old now. Ginger and Holly only had it for very short time after they got here at 3 months. I always miss out.
He was quite stinky when he got here, both from needing a bath and from the food he had been on. Apparently the food itself is very good but has a tendency to give puppies really soft stinky poop and very foul farts. The adoption agency guy suggested that we change to our usual food with no tapering of the other stuff since he had only been on it a week (holy hell they overfed him - badly). It only took 3 days but his poop is normal, much less stinky, and his farts are less frequent and don’t clear rooms any more.
We took him to meet our trainer on Friday. He ended up staying for the agility class and he LOVES it. He’ll be going from now on. He had a better time on his first course run than Holly had on her last run and his course was more than 2x bigger and the obstacles were harder.
The girls had some issues with him at first but they seem to have come to realize that he’s not being belligerent when he doesn’t back down from them, he just wants to play. He did stand his ground with Ginger yesterday (she’s the boss) when she tried to steal his toy. After that, both girls let him have whatever he wanted all day and didn’t try to challenge him at all. Today they’re back to letting him know that Ginger is boss and Holly is her lieutenant and he’s back to ignoring them.
We’re still trying to guess what he has in him. He has a lot of doberman features but he also has webbed feet. He also has times when he looks a lot like a dachshund. We have come to the conclusion that just like our other 2 dogs, his official breed is: dog.