Snoopy is 11 months old (approx. DOB 1-2-19), male, 43 lbs., vetted, is or will be neutered, and micro-chipped. We met this cutie on our visit to the shelter in NC on 10-24-19.
FROM SNOOPYS NEW FOSTER IN VT 12-14-19: Snoopy’s strengths: He’s adorable, goofy, and affectionate. He doesn’t have fears that he’s shown us (with the exception maybe of men in hats…not sure. He is house broken and crate trained. He figures out routines quickly. While he’s mouthy and chews a lot, he almost always chews things that are meant for chewing (leashes and collars need to stay out of reach. He believes those are meant for chewing). He has a ton of love to give. He loves playing. He is a quick learner and enjoys doing obedience work. He knows sit, down, touch, and is working on his sit stay and down stay. When his energy level is too high and he isn’t making the best choices, doing obedience work and working his mind, helps calm him. He waits to take treats after Kai (fosters dog) and while he likes treats and his food we have an open pantry (there is no door, it’s how it was designed), he does not take anything out of the pantry and knows he’s not supposed to be in there. He is happy and friendly. He has not shown any guarding behaviors. He eats near Kai, takes treats near Kai, and we’ve had “parties” in the yard where I toss up kibble and they need to find it. The toys have been out for them as well. He has done well with all of that. When he doesn’t know how to do something, he watches Kai closely to figure it out.
CURRENT TRAINING FROM FOSTER IN VT: Challenges: Snoopy loves his humans, or at least us- and wants to be on top of us all the time. Touching one of us or Kai is his preference. I stopped allowing him to sit on my lap or cuddle with me because that was to only place he wanted to be and is persistent in his pursuit of what he wants. What has been working well for him is when he is calm and in his own space I give him lots of attention, pets, and head rubs. I have been trying to do this as often as I can and he is starting to stay in his own space more. Snoopy has a very hard time when we give Kai any attention at all. He throws himself in between us and tries to hog all the attention. He is also working on leash walking. He is very strong and pulls hard. We are going to start using the gentle leader that Lauren dropped off and walking him without Kai. He wants to be first when we walk both of them and is constantly pulling to try to get ahead. He is working on greeting people calmly both on and off leash. His attention seeking behavior of jumping and nipping at body parts is another challenge we are working on. While he has things he is working on, we do believe he is going to be a great dog for someone who is consistent in their responses to him and puts in the time to teach him what is expected and unexpected. He is a dog who wants to please.
Stay tuned for more information as Snoopy is a new rescue!
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Please note Fosters have 1st option of Adoption.