Charlie and Cricket are each other’s best friends; you’ll almost always find them close together.
Cricket is more adventurous. She likes to run and play and knows how to chase and be chased. She’s “flight” when faced with fight or flight and runs to people or Charlie. She does well with all dogs, big and small alike.
Charlie is more anxious. He had a rough life on the streets before he joined our pack, so we’ve done a lot of positive exposure and treat work to reduce his anxiety and “fight” response.
He does a really good job of communicating cues (looking away, taking space, growling) and does best when he doesn’t feel trapped (i.e. in open areas)
Charlie gets on best with big dogs and small dogs. He sometimes runs into issues with medium dogs that look him straight on at eye level and don’t recognize cues.
One important note: Charlie does not do well with un-neutered dogs. While we’ve worked hard on reducing this behavior, he still feels the need to exert dominance when first meeting un-neutered dogs.
Both Charlie and Cricket are great with humans, old and young alike.