Russet has been taking his role as big brother very seriously. He makes sure that Trek doesn’t get too rowdy in the house and models good behaviour with Kennel, Bed, and Down. He still lets out his goofy side though. He loves to squeeze his 78 pound frame into a small dog bed, which we have for our cats. He also loves to unwrap presents, so he and Maui crashed hard on Christmas morning after helping open all the gifts. In addition to working from home with Frank, Russet has occasionally come with me to work, shopping, and appointments.

At Zoom puppy class, we have been looking at why dogs bark and coming up with strategies to address this behaviour. Russet is working on going to his bed for a treat when he hears someone at the front door.