[VIDEO] My Big Ballerina

I know I’ve been scarce around these parts lately, but it’s certainly not for a lack of action! With Lincoln strapped to my chest and a dog in each hand it’s been easier for me to post daily updates over on instagram. But I have plenty of longer form essays/videos I’m working on to post here.

In the meantime, for those of you who don’t use the service, below is a short video I posted on instagram today.  Zero may be built like a linebacker but he’s doing a wonderful job pirouetting around Lincoln like a ballerina. It’s not easy for an adolescent pup to show restraint so I’m proud of how our training is coming along.

People often ask if I'm worried about having big dogs around a little kid. Thanks to lots of positive reinforcement, I have no concern my dogs will ever intentionally hurt Lincoln. But as Lincoln grows there's definitely a risk the pups might accidentally knock him over, so we're teaching them to tread gently around their little bro. Restraint is not a Ridgeback forte, so I'm especially proud of Zero learning to be dainty with Lincoln in all respects. As always, it's a work in progress, but a supremely rewarding one! ____________________________ #rhodesianridgeback #projectrr #ridgebacksofinstagram #dog #dogs #hound #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday #primepet #chicago #dogbeach #bestwoof #houndandlife #akc

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Happy Friday, catch up with everyone soon!



I’m not a big baby fan but they look so perfect together. Eco would be so proud. I can’t believe how much you have grown Will. But I still have you thank for what I’ve learned over the years to get my amazing RR girl.

Little Lincoln sure is growing! Kudos for surviving a big puppy and a growing little boy. Your absence has been noted but we certainly understand the challenges of juggling babies and dogs…together! You deserve sainthood. 😍

Goodness but Lincoln is getting to be so active – I’d say soccer star from those legs pumping and his excellent turning ability! He’s just so adorable. Zero is no slouch in the “adorable” department either – he’s obviously fascinated with Lincoln but not OVERLY so and the training for “gentle giant” seems to be working just fine – I love that Lincoln will grow up knowing animals are loving and kind by nature if they know love and kindness – I see some “best buddies” in their future……….


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