We’ve only had Stanley for a month and a week and everyday we tell Stanley to stop growing so darn fast. It’s crazy, there are days where he looks as if he grew an inch or two overnight and picking him up every day, I can feel the difference, he is getting so solid.
I haven’t forgotten our two characters, Heckle and Jeckle, I mean Jack and Lulu. lol They both look a little morose in their picture. I asked our son if he thought we were good dog owners. He said he thought so, we may not be the best dog trainers, but our dogs live a pretty hedonistic life, they get hugs and cuddles, they get walked on top of having free rein of a fenced in back yard, they don’t have a shortage of squeaky toys and doggie treats. I was just wondering because I know I am awful at training, I don’t have the discipline for it and I prefer petting them and hugging them to teaching them proper behavior. Do dogs need to be raised with structure and rules like children do, because no matter what children will tell you, innately they want structure, they want rules and boundaries so back to my question do dogs have the same needs? Our dogs don’t run amok, but they have permission to climb on us, the furniture and the beds.. They feel like they have a voice, I say this because they aren’t shy with their vocalizations.lol