Kyle and I have been entertaining the idea of a 3rd dog for a couple of months and now that we are getting back in a house we started casually searching. Originally we wanted to foster but as we started thinking about it more it was really important that we got the right dog for our little wolf pack and I knew that I would want to keep any potential foster dog regardless of if they weren’t a perfect fit for us.
We knew we wanted a dog larger than or comparable to Sonny in size but didn’t want a dog with quite as high of a herding instinct. Kyle has always loved GSD and with how much we both love K’s pup Tucker that seemed like the best place to start. This past week the search stopped being so casual and so now I introduce to you Bear!
Bear is a 4 month old german shepherd puppy. He has a really great temperament from being crossed with Czech and West German lines. He seems to have just the right amount of drive without being a total spaz and he is a total sweetheart. Sonny is already loving having a more comparable playmate and they have become fast friends. I can’t wait to get him out to the barn. Luckily he was raised on a farm so he isn’t totally unfamiliar with that lifestyle and horses.
Saturday was a big day for the little guy but he has settled in beautifully.He has a great foundation with some basic obedience and socialization. He gets a little nervous in the car but I am confident that will improve as we get him out and about more often. There are lots of great parks in our area though so we will have plenty of opportunities!Stella is being her typical self and has secured her position as the top dog (literally). She even steals the big crate from the puppy. Luckily he only has to be crated when we leave the house. It’s pretty amazing how fast he has settled in!
Do any of you guys have any good puppy insights to share? Neither of us are new to the game but I know horse people are normally dog people too!This week I am off to TX for work and I get to spend some time with some pretty cool people! I will share more once the funtivities have started! The countdown to Tryon and Chatt Hills is on with just 2 weeks to go!