On this day 3️⃣ years ago mom and dad decided they couldn't live without a Beau and drove three hours away to pick up a floppy-eared pup who tripped over his own paws 🐾🐾 doing somersaults, ran into table legs, and was named Gus-Gus. The little guy had already been taken home by another family and was returned because he wouldn't stay outside and always wanted to be inside with his family. Mom and dad decided he was just the doofus for them, loaded him up in their truck and @beau_meetsworld and a family 👪 was born 😍❤️. It turns out that unwanted puppy became the best friend mom and dad could ever have, a 5 pound lap-dog in a 75-lb body, a constant source of love, comfort and devotion and....a few years later...the best big brother a little gal named Hilde could ever ask for. Happy Gotcha Day to our Beau. You are one in a million 🐕🐾🐾🐾🐾🌟
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Happy #wetdogwednesday friends!
I keep seeing the cutest snowy photos ⛄️ We will never have snowy dog faces here (the temp doesn’t go below 26 Celsius even at night) but we do have white sandy faces so I hope this will do 🤗🤗
We are heading into summer here now, how is the weather where you are?
Sweet Dovah of @goldilocksandthewolf is a lovely little pup who’s still a bit shy around new people and places. This is very common and perfectly normal in many domestic dogs, especially Nordic and primitive Spitz breeds. It’s also common in wolfdogs, which is why early socialization is so important.
A balance must be found when socializing any animal, but wolfdogs, in particular, are unique in that their socialization periods start off at about 4 - 6 weeks of age, and continue until about 10 months. At several points in their growth, they also begin to experience a "fear period", where things they have not been introduced to during the socialization period suddenly become incredibly frightening and strange.
Starting early, and socializing the pup without flooding or overstimulating them, is paramount to ensuring that a wolfdog will remain well-adjusted into adulthood. For more information, check out www.packwestwolfdogs.com #malamute#husky#germanshepherd#lowcontentwolfdog#dogsthathike#dogsonadventures#oregoncoast#pnw#pacificnorthwest#goldilocksandthewolf