Hanging Out With BJ's Trio
I handle them frequently, and with almost every interaction am trying to instill the idea of relax and settle as a default behaviour. I am asking them to settle and relax when gently restrained, and the other rule I have set for them is they must settle and relax before they come out of the run and before they get to eat. Prim, the little cream colored female is the shy one, the cream male, Speed, is the calmest and the black and tan pup is the wild, independent one. On suggestion from a friend I am trying a little experiment with hand feeding them to influence behaviour.
They show brief moments of stalking behaviour and running out in front to stop each other or myself. I managed to get one photo of Black Jack the other day and while the angle isn’t great you can see the lowered head and shoulders and purposeful manner of his baby walk.
They are a treat and a handful at the same time, and it will tear me up something fierce to part with them.