Pet of the week: Oskar is a non alpha male
Bianca Knitter got her dog Oskar a pure bred Saint Bernard as a rescue dog and he came to live with her when he was just over 7 months old from Saint Bernard Rescue. "He's actually from Oregon. I drove down to Tillamook to pick him up there."
They spend a lot of time walking in Lincoln Park because it's close by.
"He's very playful and he loves squeaky toys, and he slobbers a lot, which you get used to after a while. But he's an awesome dog."
Oskar also makes it to the WestCrest, or SandPoint dog park "like four times a week" where he meets up with a lot of his canine friends said Knitter.
He really is a gentle giant preferring play to confrontation. "when a small dog barks at him he lays down," Knitter said, "He's not very Alpha."
He does not have a special diet, and isn't fussy about his appearance. "I take him to the WashDog once a month because he gets dirty because he's outside so much."
Oskar enjoys walking with a large size tennis ball in his mouth and he loves to fetch and he loves "anything that moves," including squirrels.
What about the classic battle between cats and dogs? "I don't think he knows the difference between a dog and a cat. He just wants to play with them."
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