Our puppy babies are getting big! Titan and Blue are five months old now, and boy have they grown. Of course, that’s what Great Danes do right?
Although they’re still young, they’ve already added lots of joy on a daily basis. The kids and our Springer Spaniel Wrigley love playing with them. Our other Danes enjoyed the indoors, but these guys love playing outside! One of my teenagers likes to tie their rope toy to a fishing pole (no worries, no hooks involved) cast it into the yard, and reel it back in while they chase it. The dogs think this is literally the best thing ever.
Naturally, we’ve taken lots of pics and videos, but recently the kids have especially enjoyed loading the Milk-Bone® Gifmaker on our phones and making little 3-6 second video gifs. It’s pretty cool because it’s a chance to share how your “Dogs Are More” by filling in the blank and uploading the video. Then, you share it onto your social media for others to be inspired and view it.
The curiosity of puppies always makes me laugh though, because when we have our phones out making videos or taking pics they want to be right under us looking directly at the phone, or licking it (if they’re lucky).
House and sleep training is going well, it definitely requires a lot of patience to train two puppies at once. I think because we have the older dog and they see him behaving, they’ve quick to pick up on good habits as well. Or, maybe we’ve just gotten lucky, I’m not sure.
As hard as I’ve tried to keep them off furniture, when the kids give the dogs permission to sit with them, it’s hard to say no. As big as they already are, they’re just so sweet and snuggly.
My youngest Isaac even wanted Titan to be a “part of his Halloween costume” while he trick-or-treated this year. He was his police dog.
But to put into perspective how much they’ve actually grown, here are my teenagers with Blue in August 2017…
And Blue in October 2017…
They’re already larger than our full gown Springer, so sometimes it’s hard to remember they’re still babies when they do get naughty and chew and dig, or if you’re Titan- eating homework papers. We’re planning to start puppy classes with them soon. In the meantime, we use treats as rewards quite often.
I even created cute a “Dog Treats” jar to sit on the counter.
If you like mine, you can make your own by saving my image, printing it onto a half page shipping label, cutting it out, and sticking it on your own jar.
You never quite realize how much dog adds to your family until you have one (or in our case, three). The really are more- they’re just there when you need them. They grow up along side your kids, or are there to cuddle when you just need a buddy.
Ours are growing fast, and will continue to do so, and I’m looking forward to every minute!
Have you tried the Milk-Bone® Gifmaker? What did you think?
And if you want you can even follow Titan and Blue on Instagram too for all their puppy adventures.