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A Great Walk

Triton went for a good long walk tonight. He doesn’t really seem to enjoy his walks, but, tolerates them. He enjoys interacting with the neighbors, especially the kids in the neighborhood. So, we walked tonight for a good 40 minutes and he trotted the whole way. The walk finished with a visit to the neighborhood convenience store where he greeted a customer with a simple sniff. It is surprising how easy going he can be and how well he deals with new environments. I’ll be posting some new pictures within the next couple of days.

April 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Break in the Weather

Well the weather here in Michigan is starting to turn. This is great for Triton. He has never minded the cold, but, I let him stay out longer now. I go out and wrestle with him in the yard now that I can tolerate the temp. He really likes spending time outside. It also helps him burn off some of that energy. Next week when his stritches are out, he will be free to resume play with the neighborhood pack, which he wants to do soooo bad!

April 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Mastiff Kiss

This past weekend I took Triton up to Petmsmart to pick up another large bag of dog food. This boy can eat!! His trainer and I were talking and Triton was in a sit, a little girl was standing behind him with her parents. The trainer noticed the little girl was a little shy. She suggested that she pet him, and not to be afraid, he would most likely just kiss her. She slowly walked up and pet his back. He swung his big head around and layed a big lick on the girl’s face. It was almost on cue! the little girl laughed and went back to her parents. He is definitely a lover of little kids. It’s good to see he can help a small girl start to overcome her fear of big dogs.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Play Time

There is nothing better then seing a young mastiff at play. Yesterday I took Triton next door to play with Max, a mature German Shepard. He is a regular playmate. The typical chasing and wrestling took place. Then Triton just started rolling around, running in circles. He was clearly having a great time. Seeing a 100lb dog act like a 10lb puppy is just hilarious.

March 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Growth Spirt

This week, I have seen an amazing growth spirt. Triton must have gained 10 pounds this week. Day to day is normally hard to notice. But, this week, it is apparent the little boy is getting massive. He looks just under 100lbs now. Somehow, I think he is going to continue on this trend for the forseeable future. It’s fun to watch him grow and develop into a good boy!!

March 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Hard Wired

Mastiff’s have a warm and loving personality. Triton, in particular, has a very high play drive. He loves chew toys and tennis balls in particular. One surprise was how he is wired to be protective. When he hears or smells something he is not happy about, that growl is deep and intimidating. Even though he is just a pup. It is hard to believe they are “hard wired” and demonstrate these traits at such a young age. This is definitely not learned behavior. It doesn’t happen that often, but, when it does it gets your attention.

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment