|Barked: Fri Oct 19, '12 10:15pm PST |
|Nix is 17 months old now, and started being a turd... oh, I think something over 2 months ago. I mean, he's not terrible, but definitely a difference from how he used to act.
He's now trying to figure out what he can and can't get away with, and he's a little more easily distracted by random things that didn't phase him before.
But the biggest thing I've noticed in only the last couple of weeks is he's become less tolerant of other dogs acting rude. He's still mostly ok with well-mannered dogs, but he won't tolerate rude behavior, like barking, lunging, crowding, etc. anymore. If he perceives another dog to be acting ridiculous, he now feels the need to correct them, whereas he didn't before... Definitely has a bit of an ego these days, which is something we're working on to make sure he doesn't turn in to a bully himself.
If we visited dog parks (we never do) I could see Nix being that dog who runs around being the fun police and breaking up any rowdy behavior that he deems inappropriate.
Edited by author Fri Oct 19, '12 10:21pm PST
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