The unfortunate reality of owning a giant breed dog is that they 1) eat a lot and 2) poop a lot. Gus is no exception. We have a small yard for the dogs to keep them confined while we are away from home during the day, and they are free to run around while we are home, with a couple of acres of house yard, however they do tend to poo in the small dog yard and that can get a bit smelly.
Gus arrived here last April, only 6 weeks old and taken from his mother and litter and everything he knew in the world. Poor wee fella. He was much younger than Taz when she first arrived, and we noticed the difference, he cried at night and when we left for work. The first week he was here, Pete had to go to a course in Brisbane, so I was home alone with the dogs and had my first week at my new...
Just so you know, this post is mostly an excuse to show off some photos of my big Gussy, but I did want to also share some observations about Gus' puppyhood compared to Taz, because so far they have been very different puppies. I have been asked if Taz is helping to get all of Gus' wiggles out, but really I think Taz is still more wiggly than Gus, even though she is 2.5 years old now.
Little Gussy puppy is nearly four months old and he's already 15 kg and growing quickly. I had some great responses to my last post about training Gus, so I wanted to update and explain some of the things we do with our dogs to encourage obedience.
Little Gus is only 10 weeks old, and he's growing quickly (by 2.5 kg/week lately). He's a Great Dane crossed with a Ball Arab. So we really don't know how big he's going to get, but possibly close to Great Dane size, which is giant compared to any other dogs we've owned. Gus is our future security system, and with his likely large size, its really important that he is obedient and responsive to commands.
As I've lately been thinking about what I eat and about real food for humans, naturally the next question was how to feed real food to Taz, and what is real food for dogs?
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