Love that LeonbergerPublished April 1, 2008
My new client Wally is a 4-month old Leonberger puppy. Aww, what a cute little guy. Wait – let me amend that. Cute? Definitely. Little? Not so much: Wally is a gigantic 65-pound puppy who can rest his nose at the edge of the kitchen table quite comfortably. It’s easy to forget that he’s still a young’un, what with his big-dog looks and his lazy-bones temperament. (Towards the end of our lesson I tossed a treat on the ground a few feet in front of his nose in an attempt to get him up and moving. He looked at the treat, looked at me, and opted to stay at rest.) A vet projected that Wally will weigh at least 150 pounds. Thankfully, he’ll be a gentle giant – the breed is known for their sweet temperament. Wally managed to rouse himself and do some up-tempo recalls during our lesson. His energy level definitely dipped towards the end of the session, but he regained some spunkiness when he stole a non-dog toy off the coffee table. Puppy proofing is a little more difficult when the puppy in question is nearly waist high!
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