So one thing that I forgot to note when I started this blog is that my Empress Labradors are actually older than I describe. This blog was actually written throughout a few years and the original domain expired, so I’m currently just putting some of the old posts onto the blog. It’s kind of my way of updating it. I know it’s very confusing as you probably expect that it is being done in real time, but sadly it isn’t!
Anyways, my dogs are now a few months old and oh my have they grown! I don’t usually expect animals to grow up so quickly in front of your own eyes but as they say, time waits for no one! My dogs aren’t exactly the size of some of the dogs in this video, but they are very close! They are actually a few feet long now, and you can really tell when they are next to you. They have really started to copy the emotions and moods of the people in the house. When my kids are really excited, the dogs go absolutely crazy. I have had enough of it in a way, because they do seem to stay within that energy for as long as they desire. Sadly, there isn’t really anything you can do about that. The behavioural therapist I tried to use for the dogs couldn’t really help much, but I assume it wasn’t really the therapists fault. At the end of the day, they are dogs. There isn’t a whole lot that you can do on a day to day basis to stop animals from behaving like animals!
My husband has really started to get close to the dogs though. I mean they are really cute and they do seem to love the family as much as the family loves the dogs. The Empress Labradors actually wait around the seats at the dinner table waiting for food scrapes since we are all guilty of feeding the dogs our leftovers once we are done. But it is actually quite cute. We like to pretend that they are part of the dinner table because of the way they stalk around the food! It would actually be worrying if it wasn’t for the fact that we can actually trust them around the food! They are actually very obedient in this sense however. We have noticed that we can somewhat train the dogs behaviour using food that we would eat or dog toys. The dogs somehow realise they are being punished when you offer then take away food once they have done something wrong.
However, my husband does worry that doing these things does torment and sometimes intimidate the dogs however. He feels that if we are constantly punishing the dogs they may take it as an act of aggression and in turn, become aggressive themselves. That is something that I have started to worry about because these dogs are quite large, and we don’t want them to turn violent or aggressive. I do feel that my husband is looking too far into it but you never really know.
Either way, I hope that you enjoy these blog posts because I do know that they are a bit all over the place. Sadly I do not have the old website that I used to post these blogs on, but I do still have the old posts which is good. If you have enjoyed this read, please look at the other blog posts I have done over the last week or so. Thank you for reading and I hope to speak to you all really, really soon!