It was tight, but he used to fit in the front of our RV with us. Now, I can’t even get a picture of his whole body in one shot. He seems to have outgrown even this space!
We had a great day-trip yesterday to Hyde Park, the birthplace and home of FDR. We walked all over the grounds and gardens with Dutch, and I can happily report that he is finally behaving more like an adult GSD should: he’s relaxed around the crowds, walks nicely with me (with the leash relaxed most of the time), and sits or lays down whenever we stop to read the information boards. I have never seen him so ALOOF with strangers – I love it! He must have appeared very well-behaved to people because while we were standing at some of the information boards, other people actually walked over and stood right next to us, with no concern for the enormous GSD sitting or lying there at our feet! We were so proud of him.
Caveat: we did not encounter any other dogs at any time during our visit. They (especially the little yappers) can trigger embarrassing reactions. We’re still working on that.
Dutch: “Alta Tollhaus Wyatt West” (Gavin x Kira)