|Barked: Thu Mar 7, '13 2:22pm PST |
We recent brought an 8-week old Australian Shepherd puppy into our lives. For the most part, he is a pleasure. We have had him for 3 days now and his personality is starting to come out. He's silly and super playful, and adores Tobi for some reason. Tobi started off cold and practically stalking the puppy to monitor him and helping us correct unwanted behaviours. He is finally warming up to him - today I finally got them playing together and Tobi tolerated him cuddling up for a nap. So cute
Can you guys help me name him? There are more photos on his profile (sorry I can't directly link them, I don't have an image hosting website). So far, we have been thinking Jake, but fiancé is hesitating because he has a cousin named Jake. Someone also suggested Kirby, which we like, but think it might be too close to Tobi.
He is a bit of an entitled little guy. Something pertaining to royalty might be nice. Like 'King', but less cliché, maybe?
Also, we have read up quite a bit and know that Aussies can be quite persistent and hard-headed, and that he will need a lot of daily stimulation both mentally and physically - anyone have any other tidbits of advice for us? We hope to start formally training him soon, but right now he is so over-the-top obsessed with food (I guess he had a community food bowl with his siblings and didn't always get his fill) that we're working on taming that before we move on.