The "Three Pupsketeers" are at the age where they move so fast and in so many directions that it's really hard to capture decent video of them. I'll keep trying to bring you an update on them all very soon, but for now I can offer you this little gem of "Big Mac":
Afternoons at the Kennel, I take Stella and Tiggy out for a romp. Their "job" at the Kennel is to help exercise and socialize the pups, so we take various combinations of them out into the big field with us. It is fascinating to watch Stella and Tig as they instinctively alter their "auntie" behavior with the different pups at different times. They start by offering playfulness and patience to the younger pups, then shift more toward exploration, enthusiasm and guidance as the pups develop.
In the case of "Big Mac" they seem to sense his "bad boy" personality streak and shift into a much more dominant and vocal kind of "schooling." As you will see, they don't give the kid much leeway. Although there is no real aggression or violence involved, he definitely gets the message that he is not "the boy king." In fact, you will see that at one point they pretty well run him off. Indicative of his strong personality and hard head, however, he comes roaring right back!
The pups' time with "Aunt Stella and Aunt Tig" is really good for them. It is a valuable, natural way for them to develop their social skills and to be integrated into a large, mature pack. So, here is an inside look at "growing up pup" at SP Kennel: