Our new addition to the family!
My Husband and I just recently got a dog. His name is Benji (Benji Buttons). He is very sweet and I wouldn't
trade this dog for any other dog out there! I want to give a BIG thank you to the previous owners for so
graciously giving him to us. He is a GREAT addition to the family! It is a blessing. Well, Mr. Benji Buttons is
quite the unpredictable little rat terrier! I have got a doggy dilemma on my hands. Benji is a sweetheart, but
sometimes he can be maybe a little too sweet which makes play time difficult. He is also very shy. Now that
-is where I run into the dilemma, he is so very shy! It is so hard to interact with Benji when all you get in
response is a tail between his legs and a soft whimper. Don't get me wrong I love Benji dearly, it's just that I
would love to see him break out of his shell. The things I try like, playing with him, giving him walks, petting
him singing to him! LOL...nothing! Seems to work...no matter how hard I may try. Now, I have seen Benji
warm up some...but yet, not to the extent I would like him to. See the dilemma? Lots of people have said that
when you first get rat terriers they do tend to be very timid and shy. And then later on down the road, once
they get to know you and your family more then that's when they will turn into this spunky hyper, energetic
rat-chasin' dog! I've got to remember Benji is still 8 months, he's just a pup so he has a ways to go! He is still.....
..... trying to get used to his surroundings. I'm sure it's a lot different out here in the big world then it was in his
mommy's tummy. He's super adorable and funny...very lazy though, which the laziness makes it a whole lot
harder to take him on his daily stroll. Does anyone know of anything that will help our rat terrier to warm up
to us more? Let me tell ya' any suggestions I'll take! (almost any anyway). Would greatly appreciate it!
What about you? Have anything to share about your dog training days? Doggy Dilemma? Do share!