This handsome hunk of a dog is Banjo Jones, he resides with his family in Calgary and although I certainly didn’t expect my pups to get this size I am not unhappy with how they look and the rave reviews I get on them, so I sincerely thank Shannyn for this update! This is what I like, is to hear how they are, what their faults are, if any, and their personality. My answer for a dog that pulls is to put a Cesar Milan lead on it, wear it high on the neck and do not take no for an answer. The trick is to keep the leash short, require the dog to walk right beside you (where they are supposed to be) not 10 feet ahead or 10 feet behind. If they break then be very firm about the consequences, like you would do to a child that runs into traffic. Banjo’s family wrote:
Banjo just turned 2!!! He gained a little chunk this winter but has hit the dog park a lot more with this warm weather and is back to a trim 98 lbs. big big boy. He is so good hearted, kind and loving. We call him banjo of peace as he hates when the cats fight and is always right there saying stop it guys! He loves his cat buddies though they still don’t always love him. The children of the neighborhood love him dearly and they are great for teaching him manners and he is great for teaching them about dog interaction. He still pulls on the leash and is so strong and it’s something we work on. As long as there is no squirrel he can usually keep his head but those squirrels…. He sheds quite a bit more than we thought but I love his shaggy coat.
Overall what a bud we have in banjo. Can’t believe it’s been 2 years!
An update from Banjo’s world:
Thought we would drop you a line to update you on our big pup. Last time we weighed him, about a month ago, he was 86 lbs. He is so very friendly and is becoming good buds with one of the cats, the other is hopeless (she hates everyone). He has just learned to shake a paw, which he didn’t give up until about a week ago ha ha. He has discovered his voice lately that’s for sure, he was never a barker and we thought ourselves too lucky ha ha not so much! So the training of course continues!
Here is a little video of his current tricks:
Banjo is one of Robyn and Cesar‘s Feb. 21st pups, they are really turning heads and everyone is saying the same thing as Banjo’s new owners….and Banjo is indeed turning into a handsome boy! They told us:
He is doing great and learning so much! He’s a happy puppy and loves puppy class. Was hard to get him to sit with the toy this morning but I think you can tell he is a bigger boy now. We really love banjo and thinks he had an excellent start with you. We both appreciate the effort you go to so that we get such a great puppy.
I am sure you have seen the crazy floods in Calgary this week! Wow has the city ever come together to house all the evacuated animals (and people). Here is a pic of Banjo at the dog park, looking sad because….well you can see what it looks like right now! He has gotten so big, the vet thinks he will be 90 lbs. The second thing everyone says when they meet him is how big his paws are! The first is that he is a cute well mannered boy. He is in doggy daycare once a week and loves it! He loves people and other dogs. He has two more weeks in puppy class and then he will be 5 months already! Anyways we are safe and sound and he was happy to explore the flooded city yesterday!