Pie stealing the toy Bosco was playing with.
Sharing a different toy. My camera was having trouble focusing today.
He has been to two agility trials, being nervous at the first one and less so at the second one. At the second one he started to get excited while watching the dogs run. When Bosco gets excited he starts to get mouthy. Pie has learned to grab a toy and chomp on that, but Bosco hasn't learned that yet and for him, sleeves and hands are fair game. We are working on fixing that.
He likes toys and will tug and fetch toys, but isn't so good about bringing them back. He has not met a dog yet that he doesn't get a long with. At the first agility trial when he was uncomfortable, I was not letting dogs sniff him since I didn't want to push him too far outside his comfort zone. However, I did let a female puppy and him interact and he was fine. That puppy's big "brother" came up and also started to sniff him and I could tell he was a bit uncomfortable. He put his ears back and his head down... so I removed him from the situation. But that tells me even when he was not happy, he is still polite to other dogs.
One other great thing about him is he has no resource guarding issues at all. Not over food, or toys and not towards people or other dogs. Bloom is usually locked in the kitchen when eating, but for some reason he wasn't. Bosco takes a while to eat due to having so much and due to the large rock in his bowl. I looked up, and Bloom was licking the outside of Bosco's bowl and Bosco was completely unconcerned. Pie would have started the hunched over- eat faster routine, but not Bosco.
The large rock used to slow down Bosco's eating frenzy. The damaged white bowl in the background is Fancy's. She did that last time I was gone for a week with the Air Guard. She gets a bit worried when left alone for long periods. Someone came over three times a day but that wasn't good enough to calm her anxiety.
Bosco has put on even more weight!
Sometimes I think Bosco listens better than Pie (who has her UD.) He has better self control I think and is for sure not quite as excitable. Compared to Pie, I would say he has a medium energy level.
Speaking of Pie...Pie thinks Bosco has been getting too much attention so she is trying to get more attention. Here she is showing off by playing with three toys at once. Look closely and you can see the small green thing sticking out of her mouth. It is the third toy and is a green ring with the texture of a tennis ball.