The film that sparked this friendship is about the bond between a boy named Peter and a dragon named Elliot, which in many ways mirrors the closeness between Elliot Mae and her cuddly namesake. ‘I got Elliot from a breeder in May of 2017 when she was eight-weeks-old,’ says Elliot’s owner Mandy Helwege.‘My Elliot was named after Elliot the Dragon, I had her name picked out shortly after she was born. ‘I ordered the dragon toy off of Amazon so her breeder could use it in a photoshoot with her that I paid her to do when she was four-weeks-old.
Train your pet to understand obedience. Dogs should at least understand basic direction like “sit” and “stay.” In an emergency situation these cues could save your pet’s life.
‘We have kept it with her old collars as a keepsake for close to three years.’Mandy, who lives in Denver, Colorado, says Elliot is full of life, energetic, loving and independent.
‘She’s the best hiking partner and loves to adventure and explore the mountains we have surrounding us…maybe as much as she loves being in front of the camera and the center of attention,’ adds the 33-year-old.
‘She’s not the brightest crayon in the box sometimes but she makes us laugh constantly and is my best friend.
Cat and dog love to go on walks together
‘I’d often heard the phrase of people referring to one of their dogs as their “heart dog” and I can’t say I understood that sentiment until Elliot came into my life.’
‘We have a connection unlike anything I’ve ever experienced or even could’ve imagined the first time I laid eyes on her.’
Don’t worry Elliot – you’re never too big for cuddly toys.
We have a feeling that the bond between Elliot Mae and her beloved dragon is going to last for a lifetime.
Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.
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