Marco is the most loving, flopsy, playful bundle of energy you’re likely to meet. He’ll launch himself into your arms, lick your entire neck, slide down to your feet, and flip over for some very contented belly rubs. Like any puppy, he’s an exuberant fellow who loves to wrestle and play, and he’s learning how to do that properly, with restraint and emotional control. He’s pretty clever and good at referential communication – he’ll let you know exactly what he wants. And he’s getting good at self-soothing, often going into his crate on his own to cool down for a bit. He is a pup, so he’s still working on manners regarding barking (he just has a lot to say, and it’s very informative!), leash walking, basic manners, recall, and nipping. But he’ll sit and wait for his food, and he’ll settle if you can gain his focus. He doesn’t seem to be reactive to noises or power tools, and he has no anxiety about being left alone and crated. He sleeps well most nights, crated, rarely has accidents (he can even ring bells when he wants to go out!), and absolutely loves car rides and baths (this is a rare one, folks!). This pup is a ball of pure love and energy, and he loves a good snuggle.
His leg is recovering well (he was hit by a car, and his broken front leg required orthopedic surgery) – the more he uses it, the better it seems. He’s getting stronger by the day, and his limp is diminishing. But it really doesn’t slow him down anyway. He runs, jumps, wrestles, tugs, and launches himself all about the place regardless.