So you want a rescue dog - well, this guy qualifies - he’s a great dog and he needs rescue.
As his second foster mom here in New England I thought I was getting a timid, scared boy but what I got was a dog who the second he realizes you’re on his side, he’s stuck like glue - he walks up wiggling and lets you kiss him on the nose - if you give him some cheese as a first offering - forget it, your friends for life.
Update on this amazing boy -
This boy can walk on a leash with a harness and does quite well - he’s very very food motivated and with patience and treats you can get him to do almost anything. He’ll walk next to you and does great until……. people come into the picture - he will need continued work on his fear of people coming into his world.
He meets people in his house - no problem - loves them - but out in the big world, it’s still scary.
Here he is being enticed into the lake - as I said, patience and treats –> https://youtu.be/_F5c6P7rzLc
He’s now fostering with other dogs in a doggie daycare/boarding home and is absolutely loving having canine friends so at least one other confident, happy, fun dog in his new home would be key. A fenced yard for this guy is most likely a must given his hesitance on leash.
One thing you must know about him - if it’s not tied down - he will steal it - went out into the yard last night and right in a row I found a dog bed - slipper - bra - another slipper (a different one than the other), a dog collar (not his). Yup, he’s a thief. Tonight he ran through the house with a tub of butter. He’s great when you catch him and say leave it - he looks at you and thinks about it but does decide to put it down!!
Beckett seems to be house trained as I’ve seen him outside many times doing his business - in a doggie daycare it can be tough to know but each time I’ve seen him he’s been outside.
He has this one behavior I’ve not been able to figure out what it is or if it’s annoying or not - if you have your back to him, he comes up and taps you with his nose several times almost like trying to get your attention and if that doesn’t work, he will take a little nibble - nothing that hurts but a child might not appreciate it. We are working on this behavior - he’s very puppy like even though he’s older.
Such a sweet boy - you’ll be lucky if you get to be the one he trusts and you get to show him the world isn’t so bad.
Breed: Hound mix
Age: 9-10 months
Weight: 40 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Untested but so gentle (small ones might scare him but I think once he knew them he’d be fine) - the nibbling behavior may be an issue and must be considered.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested
Adoption Fee: $475.00 - his adoption fee will be returned to the adopter in the form of payment to a certified behaviorist/trainer to work with adopter.
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