Atlas is an extremely energetic 8-month-old mixed-breed puppy. He is very strong-willed, demonstrates an ‘alpha’ personality, and demands the focus of attention in the household. We recommend he is the only pet in the house. He may be able to share time with another dog, but does not fit in with cats.
Atlas is potty-trained and crate-trained as well. He paws at the back door to let us know he needs to go out
He loves to check on Nylah's bones; he has a Kong that he likes to. He likes squeaker toys too but chews them up very fast, and we have to take them away because we don’t want him to swallow the squeaker.
He tries to jump at strangers when he first sees them, so we have to correct that right away
When dogs are passing us on our walk he doesn’t seem to pay attention to them at all. When they bark at him, he looks at him and gets excited like he wants to play. When we would first get to our training he was always excited to see his friends. He doesn’t bark at other dogs, though.
As far as children go, he seems to kind of target my youngest, who is 14; he will be chewing on his bone, stop doing that, and come right over and nip at her. When any of us first see him in the morning, he does the same to us. He has never been around young children before.
Atlas can sit, shake, high-five, lie down, and spin. He had 12 weeks of training with a trainer. He is very food-motivated.
He still pulls on the leash; we have a harness for fun, which the trainer recommended. He has never been off leash. He is our 4th dog, and we never allow off-leash. It is just too dangerous.
When he is home alone, he is in his crate. He is still in the puppy-destructive stage, and he doesn’t get along with our cats at all. He chases them upstairs. He knows that is where they are, so oftentimes, he tries to sneak up there; when he gets up there, though, he has no idea what to do.
He is very high energy and needs all the attention. He responds better to my husband, for sure. Me and my daughters not so much. Sometimes, all my husband has to do is stand up, and he immediately stops whatever negative thing he is doing.
He is adorable to look at though, likes to cuddle when he is tired.
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