Huckleberry Pie (aka Hucky) 19-008 – M, 5 Years
Name: Huckleberry Pie (Hucky)
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 5 years
Size: 60 lbs.
Color: Black and White
Breed: English Setter
Good with children: Yes. Supervision with small children.
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Walks well on a leash unless he sees/smells something of interest. A work in progress.
Behavior: Hucky is learning quickly to be a house dog. He’s laid back while in the house. Learning to play and enjoy life with people. He’s learning to seek affection and is loving but will try to be the Alpha dog if allowed by his people.
Activity Level: Moderate.
Fence: Hucky would love to be able to run in a yard with a fence. He loves to just sit outside and watch the world go by. And chase critters.I think a 4 foot fence would be adequate.
Medical History: UTD on all shots. Heartworm negative. He was neutered on 2-21-19. He’s in perfect shape.
Foster Comments: Hucky is pretty much a clean slate. I have a feeling he spent his whole life in a kennel. When he first arrived here, he didn’t know how to use steps, didn’t know what a treat or a toy was and marked all over my house! He wore a belly band until he was neutered and 2 days after has never gone in the house again.
When I first got him he had an issue where he would growl at me mostly at night. He never bared his teeth or nipped. Just looked at me and growled. We had a dog behaviorist assess him and she recommended to just leave him alone. Like some people, he doesn’t want to be messed with when he’s tired! Something so simple worked. It might have been a phase he was going through or a past experience at night. Howerer, that behavior has stopped now that he knows he can trust me. He doesn’t like to be messed with while he’s eating either but will allow my other dog and cat approach him when he eats. He has learned not to eat my other dogs food and will leave it all day. He allows you to do just about anything with him. He’s good with a bath, nail trimming, brushing etc.
Hucky is a work in progress. He’s very smart and is learning obedience quickly. He obeys commands (most of the time). Come, stay, up, down, in, out and go away when I’m in the bathroom! He doesn’t sit but is learning paw.
He really wants to please but still has to figure out what you want of him.
He likes the cat and is good with my small dog but is still learning to play. It’s hysterical to watch because he really doesn’t know what he’s doing or how to. He loves company and people. When he sees dogs on walks, he’s curious but is pretty much indifferent.
Hucky will make a great, loving, fun companion once he finds love and learns how to trust his human.
Adoption fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Schwenksville, PA
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