Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Star Cheryl Ladd Talks About Life with Her Dog

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and dog devotees will soon get into the spirit of the season when Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups— a festive flick from the creators of Disney Buddies— is unleashed November 20th on DVD. The heartwarming holiday tale stars a pack of playful Great Pyrenees puppies and pop culture icon Cheryl Ladd, who talks about her real life canine co-star in the following interview. Be sure to check out the trailer and stay tuned for DogTipper’s Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups DVD giveaway!

Q: Tell us about your dog Crockett. How long have you had him, and what do you love about him?

A: Crockett is amazing. He’s five years old. He’s a giant Labradoodle. And he is the apple of our eyes. He is so smart. He sings. In fact, he loves to sing. And he can sit up. To see a giant dog sit up like that is just adorable. He looks like a giant polar bear. He’s kind of a bombshell blonde and just full of love. He’s got big amber eyes and a great big licorice nose. And we’re just madly in love with him.

Q: Have you always been a dog lover?

A: Always. I didn’t have a dog growing up as a child, although when I went to visit my grandparents, they always had dogs on the farm. And so I was around them. I really became a dog person in my 20s when I first had a dog of my own. And I have had dogs ever since. You fall in love with one dog and you become a dog person. I can’t imagine living in a house without a dog.

Q: Dogs are so smart. Anything funny, unique or quirky that Crockett does?

A: He will come in at two minutes to five o’clock everyday, which is his dinner time. At the exact hour he will come and just stand in the middle of the living room when my husband and I are watching TV. He just looks at us like, “Okay, it’s time.” His clock isunbelievable.

Q: Are there any fun activities you do with your dog?

A: I walk with him almost every morning, half a mile down my hill. And then half a mile back up. He loves his morning walks. You know dogs, they love routine.

Q: Are you able to travel with him, do you bring him along when you have to be on the road?

A: Sometimes. Yeah, he’s a good traveler. We take him into hotels and walk him on beaches. And you know, giving him a different view of the world. He has been just wonderful.

Q: Are there any tips you can offer other dog owners about how to travel with a dog?

A: I would recommend puppy class. Puppies are little sponges, just like little kids. Dogs, young dogs, can really learn quickly. Crockett was the youngest dog in the class, and the brightest. He learned everything instantly. He has never forgotten it. Now he knows English, and has a huge vocabulary. He does whatever you’d like him to do, the minute you ask him he’s willing. He’s got that Labradoodle love thing, wanting to
please, wanting to be with you. That “What do you need?” kind of attitude, and he’s got that poodle brain.

Cant’s wait to watch Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups? Here’s a sneak peek:

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