Local man attacked by vicious, muddy beast.
April 09, 2009


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© 2009 Helios Media, Inc.  Please click here to see this image on Flickr.


© 2009 Helios Media, Inc.  Please click here to see this image on Flickr.

So, um, AS YOU CAN SEE, the whole “training the dog not to jump up on people” thing is, you know, working.


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  1. By Dianna on April 09, 2009

    This photo got me to thinking: (And I know the man in the photo isn’t Donald, but…) Donald is quite a bit taller than you and Hank doesn’t seem to be too much shorter than this man when on two legs.  That’s got to put him at about eye level with you when he’s on two legs than, doesn’t it?

  2. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on April 09, 2009

    YES!  Actually, when Hank jumps up on me, he can place his front paws on my shoulders and look me directly in the eyes.  He was 95 pounds at his last vet’s appointment a few months ago, and he’s all muscle.  In those pictures, he was jumping up on my dad, who is half a foot taller than me (and also half a foot shorter than Donald).  Lately we’ve been trying to control Hank a little better – when he’s excited, he just can’t handle himself lol.  It’s cute, but it’s become a problem for me.  For one, he’s only 10 pounds lighter than I was pre-pregnancy, but about five times as powerful, so he knocks me over A LOT when he jumps up like that.  Actually, at the dog beach a few weeks ago, he saw a small dog when I was holding the leash.  He literally yanked so suddenly that he took me down and dragged me along behind him.  Donald actually gets tears in his eyes from laughing when he tells that story.  It’s ridiculous!

    So he’s a big hunk of dog, and absolutely able to look me in the eye, yes.  If you ever get a dog his size, I recommend teaching him to control his exuberance earlier than the one-year mark.  Hank is barely wrapping up puppyhood and I can already tell we left this too late!


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