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.
When taking them on walks or to parks, its best to bring treats and treat them often. This will make them feel comfortable and receptive to you when you ask them to come, sit, wait, etc.
One important note: Charlie struggles around un-neutered dogs. While we’ve worked hard and have reduced this behavior, it’s something to watch out for and best to keep them apart.
Both Charlie and Cricket are great with humans, old and young alike.