Two puppies are good since they will play together and keep each out of mischief. They are tiny now but will grow into strong powerful dogs soon so you need to assert your strength over them now on leash and using tone of voice commands. (Not angry voice, just firm Alpha tone. My friend who breeds Anatolians says that using a silly voice will often work to downplay any tense situation where the dogs are overexcited.
Without animals to guard LGDs become super protective of their humans. Particularly the Anatolians. Super obedience training to establish yourself as the alpha is important. Anatolians don't always react well to force or physical punishment as they get older, particularly the males. However, they will be super guardians for you and your Beautiful Gal on your farm. Also will be solicitous of you and your BG if they sense or hear in your voice that you are upset with someone or something.
I have fallen flat several times now and Bubba will come and hover over me to make sure I am OK. Once I ascertain I have not broken anything, I grab him by the ruff and hang on him to pull myself up! Then he slowly escorts me to the house as I lean on him!
Good thing too, otherwise I might just lay where I have fallen until dinnertime when someone comes looking for me to make dinner!
He also stands on the barn steps which have no railing to keep me next to the barn wall so I don't topple off! Good Bubba!
Thanks @Senile_Texas_Aggie , I appreciate your remembering. There are no celebrations this year and probably not much in the future. If you have read much/any of my journal, my son's dog was injured very, very, badly and I had to put her down the morning of the 12th....then got a call an hour after that painfull experience, that we lost my dad on the morning of the 12th also, and we buried him on the 21st... my niece passed away 12 years ago on the 22nd which is 2 days before her fathers birthday (my brother) on the 24th.
Best of luck with the pups.
I am sorry, but I had no idea of all of the trouble you have had. I have yet to start catching up on your journal, Mr. @Mike CHS's journal, or Miss @Ridgetop's journal. I have postponed catching up not because I don't care but because each of you write such informative posts that it takes a while for my Senile Texas Aggie brain to process. But I am definitely going to get caught up. So please forgive me for not knowing. I am sorry that you have had all of this sorrow in your life.
I woke up this morning thinking about this song from Shaina Nole. Her music helped my Beautiful Gal and me when we went through a rough period in our lives a few years ago. I thought that there was someone who needed to hear this. Maybe it can help you. Maybe it can help someone else.
Thank you STA. That was beautiful and soothing and I can sure use that right now.
Congratulations on the puppies. I have 2 Great Pyrenees and 2 Anatolians. You are going to love these dogs more than any dog you have ever had. Both breeds are super intelligent. These dogs are independent thinkers and will amaze you with their intuitiveness. Mine are trying to guard me from sorrow and hurt right now. Poor babies, they know something is dreadfully wrong and are trying to keep it away. They are such a comfort.