(Phoenix, AZ, US)
My very first dog--Titus and I joined forces on Christmas Eve a little over a year and a half ago. We immediately bonded from the moment I picked him up and he developed quite the attachment to me. One of my biggest fears about getting a dog was dealing with the potty-training and at just 8 weeks, Titus was already a natural; there were few accidents. Titus quickly became trainable where I was able to teach him to sit, lay-down, dance on 2 hind legs, and shake with both paws within the first 4 months.
With a vibrant personality, Titus constantly radiates happiness. He loves people and socializing with other dogs. He whimpers anytime he sees another dog because he's so fond of them. Weekly, I take him to doggy-day care so he's able to get the social time he needs and loves. It's one of the greatest joys of my day when I drop him off to see how excited he gets and how exhausted he is after I pick him up.
Titus loves to play in water, fetching balls, and any tug-of-war standoff is readily welcomed! He definitely needs his bones which he actively chews on (although this has tapered off a bit over the last 6 months or so). And of course, there's the cuddling; Titus is quite lovable who enjoys belly-rubs and he's quite ticklish.