“Hello, I just wanted to contact you and Thank You. We got our two male puppies from the March 10th litter. They have been, quite honestly, an absolute joy. Both Erebus and Talon are happy, perceptive and easygoing. I have gotten compliments on everything from their shiny coats, how well socialized they are, how friendly they are, how well they get along with each other, how good they are with other animals (our cats love them btw) and people. When last at the Vet, both the Vet and the receptionists made a special point to say how nice it was to see large breeds that were so social and calm. Obedience class was a small challenge but that was due to 10% Raging teenage hormones meant that they were too distracted being amorous and 10% logistics as I had to train them separately and 80% me just not picking up the sequences and commands quickly enough so not “training” them well. So, I am are starting them with private lessons in November. In addition, they will be going to daycare for ½ a day a week where they will get training from the instructors directly.
My husband takes great pleasure in the fact that when we take them to the different off-leash areas around the river valley, no matter what they are doing, they will come when called, with almost no training nor hard work to get them to do that.
They are also great watch dogs. They hear everything and are alert and scary looking when they need to be.
At 7 months Talon is app. 120 lbs and Erebus 98. Talon is perhaps not the smartest pup and can be stubborn (to get him to move off the couch can be hard work if he’s not wanting to move) but he has a heart of gold, is sensitive and is aware of human emotions like a mind reader. Erebus is sometimes a bit sneaky, probably because he is so smart. He is also very agile, athletic and is a huge lovebug (and thankfully not stubborn). They play fight often and I have only had one time that things suddenly got fierce (due to a shift in power) but I was eventually able to get them apart. As much as I found it rather scary the power dynamic seems more natural and their play fighting much less intense.
All this to say that they are very loved and appreciated. And we are very thankful that you …orchestrated such lovely beings : )
One thing- I am not a fan of dressing dogs up normally but the one pic is for my youngest daughter who could not be home for her Birthday, and she adores the pups.“