Originally Posted by Renee750il
Looks like you're doing well with him
Smokey really is a darling baby.
He's going to be incredibly bonded to you, I think, since you've had him from such a young age. Once he's protected by full vaccines, it's going to be extremely important that he gets plenty of GOOD, positive interaction with people and
children - and other puppies. As strongly as he's bound to be attached to you, he needs to be very confident and learn early that people and children = good experiences and fun, and that other dogs are playmates.
This is VERY true. Since he will love you/be bonded to you so very much, it will be EASY for him to be OVERLY protective of you if you don't teach him that other people and dogs don't mean to harm you.
Protective is good........OVER protective usually will mean big problems for you and him.