|Barked: Wed Jul 18, '12 6:37pm PST |
|Sorry, I went on vacation, haha.
Lobo has always been so gentle with children. Oh my dog, watching him with the little kids from my brother's school is hilarious. He just LOVES all the attention he gets. The only issue I've had with Lobo, has been he gets energetic, and because there are other dogs around, I try to keep him in a more calm mind. Lobo is male dog-aggressive, though he's absolutely phenomenal with females. And he isn't exactly "aggressive" but he's very rude. He's never bitten another dog, but he has that "dominant" stance around other males, and will get in another male's space. There are a few that he's friendly with, but only two that he'll play with. The other that he spends a lot of time with is a Coonhound/lab mix, and Lobo mostly ignores him, but they have had sleepovers(the Coonhound's owner is a childhood friend of mine; she's very much like a sister. the two aren't ever kept in the same room, though).
The one little kid Lobo doesn't particularly like is my little brother. HOWEVER, I will give Lobes credit. Where other dogs would have definitely attacked, Lobo simply growled. That, and my brother was about to be attacked by another dog, and Lobo stepped in and chased the dog off - without ever biting the other dog.
Lobo has allowed children to climb all over him, tug on him, brush him, just completely mess with him, all with a very calm countenance. Heck, he'll even allow me and some of my friends to lay on him - but only, like, three of my friends. And, although I would not recommend ignoring a growling dog, Lobo's growls are never a precursor to a bite. I know, it's really confusing, but Lobo's growl are more of a "This is annoying, but I'll deal with it" instead of a "Don't do this."
... I wish I could explain it better. XD You'd just have to know Lobo, I guess.
It sounds like you're going to spend lots of time socializing, so that's awesome!
I hope that all goes well with your new friend!
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