1. I found this picture of baby Jett and couldn't not share it. Holy cow. Such a fluffy little disobedient ginger this one was. Scott has often talked about a third dog, but I worry another would be just like Jett. I wouldn't be able to handle it.
I will say that Jett is incredibly loyal and always knows exactly what I want him to do. He just doesn't always do it. He has grown into his personality though and listens better than the other one because he just wants to make us happy. I stand by my theory that he's so crazy because he's a ginger. My friend has a 3 year old ginger child. He and Jett are kindred spirits.
2. I can't even look at pictures of baby Scout without wanting to snuggle him to death. And when I try to snuggle him, he sometimes growls because, as I've said in the past, he's barely tolerant of me.
Okay, one more...
3. These are the best brushing chews I've come across. Our dogs hate having their teeth cleaned. I always gave them Greenies but I don't know that they were doing much for tartar and plaque. Brushing is one of those things I don't do often enough because they make it difficult. So when Scott randomly came home with this Milkbone variety, I noticed that their teeth were much cleaner. I noticed a difference after just a few bones. They're cheaper than Greenies too, but chewy.com doesn't sell them, which is really annoying. I have to remember to buy them when I'm out.
4. Jett's birthday is next week so I bought him and Scout each a toy just because they love unwrapping things.
Jett decided to pull it out the shopping bag on the way home from the store. He's so sneaky. It's the ginger in him.
5. Speaking of Jett, he's no longer going to obedience school. He didn't graduate (exactly). It was more like it became a waste of our Sunday morning time. We did 6 of 8 classes. The first couple were good, though he was always terribly behaved. I then realized that he just needed to wear his shock collar because he responds like a champion when he has that thing on. We just use the vibrate function to cue him. I never, honestly, liked the idea of treat-training him.
And there was one instructor for the first few classes and I really liked him. He knew how to run a class and make you feel welcome. Then they switched instructors and the new ladies...not so much. As a teacher myself, I noticed that the lack of a real lesson plan for each class was annoying. It was more of a hassle to drive the hour there and back every Sunday. I also came to the realization that Jett is a hunting dog and he's just not made the same way as a lot of the other dogs in the class.
Also, he got SO much better with his behavior in general from summer to winter. I really can't attribute this to the class; I think he just kind of grew up a little. I do use "leave it" when I want him to stay away from something and push him down with my knee when he jumps.