Likes: running in the park, and chasing tennis balls
Pet-Peeves: The UPS Truck and the mailcarrier
Favorite Toy: I love balls, especially if they squeak.
Favorite Food: meat, cheese
Favorite Walk: I'd rather run. And no leash, please.
Best Tricks: Opening the garden gate
Arrival Story: Axel's story is a happy story. He has always been a pampered pup. The wonderful breeders really wanted to keep all the pups themselves. Since this wasn't possible, they did the next best thing and gave the pups to friends. Axel added a spark to our family. The same day we brought Axel home, Mokey came back from having surgery to have a tumor removed. His puppy charm most certainly aided in her speedy recovery. They had three wonderful years together. She taught him how to beg for treats. He taught her how to bark at the mailman. Now that Axel is our only furbaby, he has found many ways to bring joy to our lives.
Bio: Axel is the son of Dakota and Fahren vom Blaubergrucken. He has one brother, Luke, and two sisters, Ruby and Cody. His AKC registration name is Axel von Doppelbach. He has completed obedience training through the novice level, but has never entered a competition.
Has anyone else found that males are easier to train than females? I have one female and three male humans and I have found the following to be true:
1. When I give a woof command and walk to the treat cabinet, all three of the males will open the door and give me a treat. The female will obey sometimes, but other times says something I can't understand and refuses to budge.
2. When I snuffle the older male at 1:00 AM because I have to go outside to check the premises, he always gets up and lets me out. If I choose to snuffle the female, she will sometimes let me out, and other times I think she's following me but as soon as I am out of the bedroom she shuts the door and goes back to bed.
3. The males walk much better on leash. The female pulls and pulls.
4. The males will throw a ball much longer than the female.
5. The males do not make noise when I shake a little water off my fur after a walk in the rain.