Originally Posted by Lecterman
Boxer puppies rock.
I love their awkwardness.
Silky better watch out in about a year when Capitan will be a force to be reckoned with
I wouldn't bet on it - Silky is a blur, I have never seen a dog so fast. I know German Shepherds in the area are afraid of him.
Our son had his mutt down with him. Six year old mastiff, pit bull, rotti cross. 100 lbs if an ounce. She lost against Silky. She touched his food dish.
You can see what goes through their minds, "if he would just stand still..."
Silky, because he follows me in the farms, has developed like all my dogs. Good food, lots of exercise running behind horses and ATVs. Pure muscle and lots of it. He looks like he is on steriods.
Cockers were bred to hunt birds AND protect their owners when in the field. I just look at a strange dog and Silky will attack it.
No question, Silky is the boss and likely to remain so. The puppy is funny. We gave him a big bone with lots of meat of it. He had no idea how to proceed. Kept trying to chew it standing up - and having no luck. Eventually he noticed that Silky had his on the ground gnawing on it and followed suit. One happy puppy. When we got him he was nearly starved to death.
Having a very well trained dog (Silky) helps so much with a puppy. The puppy is learning that if Silky is paying attention, he better too. Silky is actually training the puppy as much as I do.
The puppy gets so much attention, it is really good for him. From 9pm to 5 am he is with Juan, the guard. They have a route every 30 minutes or so they do. Capitán is to protect the guard (which isn't that necessary but it makes him feel better - things are very safe here). Then, from 6 am to 2 pm he is with Ignacio, our gardener. From 2 pm to 9 pm he is with me some and he also sleeps to get ready for the night. We are talking one happy puppy...
During the day as well he gets to play with Silky. Just as long as he doesn't touch the stick, all will be okay.