06 April 2011

Heidi Klum discovers puppies like children are a challenge to raise

Uber model Heidi Klum has finally realized what the rest of us have known for quite some time: puppies are like human babies with fur and need just as much attention at times. The model recently added two new German shepherd “fur children” to her human brood of four with husband, Seal. The duo said the purchase was definitely in deference to their children’s wishes for a family pet but that the “intelligence factor” of the particular breed was extremely important.

“When you are a big family already, if we had dogs that would be running all over the place and don’t listen, and don’t understand the kind of rules, it would be too hard,” Klum said recently to PEOPLEPets.com. The model is German, herself, and said she always admired the dogs for their discipline and brains.

Six-year-old daughter Leni is having a difficult time figuring out why the two shepherds, named Max and Freddy, look so different now since they were little balls of fur when the family adopted them. Still, Klum says the two dogs are constant companions for her children and it’s definitely a combined effort in clean up and training. Big difference between dogs and kids, Heidi: there’s always the crate when the training process gets on your last nerve!

Kathryn Lorusso
Kathryn is a former journalist and English teacher who now counsels and mediates teenage drama on a daily basis in the Dallas, Ft. Worth metroplex. Time away from school is spent cooking up new macrobiotic/vegan specialties, writing various blogs and newsletters and taking as many bikram yoga classes as possible.

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