HAPPY HOME: Renae Laws’s dogs Hunter (left) and Harlen have very different personalities.
HAPPY HOME: Renae Laws’s dogs Hunter (left) and Harlen have very different personalities. RENAE LAWS

Dogs' different personalities make life interesting

PET PROJECT: Hunter and Harlen - the names of Renae Laws's dogs - may begin with the same letter, but their personalities are complete opposites.

Hunter, a 13-week-old german shepherd, is a "naughty" pup, while Harlen is a 10-month-old border collie that keeps to herself.

"Harlen is really smart and quiet, but Hunter will let you know how excited he is," she said.

"He will talk to you."

Ms Laws said her dogs got along well, living most of the time inside her home at Boyne Island.

"They are both pretty obedient, but they get jealous of each other like normal dogs," she said.

Harlen is a special pup to Ms Laws, who gave her a new home.

"I rescued her from somebody I knew. She couldn't keep her anymore and was going to take her to the pound, so me and my partner said we would take her in," she said.

"We have a massive yard at home with plenty of room to run around in."

Ms Laws said there were many things she liked about her dogs, mainly their nature.

"Harlen won't run away and she will sit and stay," she said.

"She also usually comes for a drive with me wherever I go. One time I took her through the drive-thru and bought her chicken nuggets."

However, Ms Laws said Hunter had a habit of throwing up whenever he went driving in the car.

"Hunter runs away from the car and Harlen will just jump straight in."

Ms Laws said she expected Hunter to grow to be a "big boy".

"He is massive and will probably grow to be around 50 or 60 kilos," she said.

Chicken necks and pig ears are Hunter and Harlen's favourite treats.

A big fan of dogs, Ms Laws said she loved having her furry friends around.

"I am not a fan of cats," she said.

"Dogs are more loyal, obedient and they listen to you. They are easy to train."

There's just one thing that Ms Laws doesn't like about her pets.

"Harlen sheds like crazy in the summer time," she said. "It's a pain."



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