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Remember my post about males vs. females?

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Well I have both now and I wanted to make some observations. In puppyhood, I don't know if it's the breeding or the fact that she's a girl but Mia is easier to train to do things for me. She's very eager to please and very obedient. If I give her a verbal "ehh" warning she immediately responds and backs off. I can use that for her jumping up, picking up things she's not supposed to, trying to rush into the house before me, rough housing inside, and any number of things and she responds instantly. Harry is a smart dude but he's not as responsive as Mia is and she's only 5 months old. I'm wondering if it's a girl thing or a Mia thing and if I could explore that through obedience classe?

It will be challenging trying to make it to class on time when my husband gets out at 6:00 and classes start at 6:30 but I can do my best and this is a good sponge age to get started.
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Oh have the same life with our spoos! Mia is the copycat eager to pleaser and Harry had some issues having the new girl that wouldn't back down. We've worked on some things and life seems a lot easier at this point. I'm sure there will come a time I get stumped again but I am happy with both of my dogs. Mia is like having your second child in the sense that you don't fret as much and are much more relaxed and they benefit from that independence.
I guess mine are just the odd balls. I do find Mia to be more bossy but no one in my home is the HBIC but me so I always snap her out of it if I see it. If I'm not there Harry is on his own.;) Harry is the one that barks at any little noise or if someone comes to the house he has to alert us. He loves people when they get close enough to pet him but he's always on alert mode. Mia will potty immediately and Harry has to find the right spot and spread his poop all over the place and that's with him neutered.

I honestly think that people should match their dog to their own personality. I think that Harry is more clingy whereas Mia is more independent and I like that independence because I'm that way, my kids are more that way, and that's just how things flow around here.
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