Hope You all started well into the new year. I took a few days off.
One of the activities we do to power out Ninja is bike-jöring.
Basically we put him ( up to 15°C ) in front of the bike and let him pull us the speed he wants to go.
Especially together with other dogs together Ninja has become really motivated to do so 😊
After the pulling they get a very high level reward. Especially Hadez is always the first to look for the rewards when we return home.
A few days ago I stayed at home while Raphaela and Frank from @kaihu_und_hadez took the dogs for a tour.
When they returned home I stood in the house and welcomed them waving my hands.
One of the sweetest things then happened... Hadez was totally happy to see me and even put his reward second over greeting me. He ran up the stairs towards me and eagerly enjoyed his cuddles before he dashed down to get his reward for pulling. This was such a lovely moment.
Again, Hadez and me were not always such good buddies. When Hadez matured he was grumpy to Ninja to test himself out and I was grumpy at Hadez for doing so.
Through another dog, some might remember Smilla, I got to understand that power struggles are useless and that respecting the dog actually brings You further with wolfdogs.
So it showed more and more that this worked really well with Hadez and every now and then I have moments as the one above where he shows me that he likes me very much just because I let him be who he is.
Anyway just a little story about Hadez ❤️ Please follow me: -@wolves_lovely_