Leo is a brand new Whiskers and Tails Client. He is 14 years old and is a Chow mixed breed.
Most commonly kept as pets, Chow Chows tend to display discernment of strangers and can become fiercely protective of their owners and property. I know Leo likes me, however, when I come to his house to walk him, he still barks at me, still unsure of me. Leo's owner and I have been spending time together with Leo, so that he can get more familiar with me and feel safe.
Chow Chow's living in an apartment will need daily exercise to prevent restlessness and boredom. Upon realizing that exercise is a daily occurrence, Chow Chow will tend to be more assertive with owners in anticipation of such activities.
This breed of dog has many strong loyal bonds with friends and family, however the Chow Chow dog is usually overly protective of one or two main family member(s).
Chow Chows become very stubborn and attach to certain individuals, as they age. This is why training them when they are puppies is so crucial because they gain respect for those who care for them.
Hopefully, Leo will respect me after some persistence and patience on my part.
He is a sweetheart and deserves all the love in the world.