JACK AB#18 -028- M, 4-5 Years
Foster dog name: Jack
Age: Est 4/5 years
Size/Weight: 45 lbs
Color: Orange Belton
Breed: English Setter
Socialization/training: Jack is very nervous around dogs he doesn't know well. He doesn't like letting other dogs sniff his butt, and will often growl at them if they try. He is better about this when he is off leash. On leash, he can be reactive towards other dogs; he barks and lunges. When he is off leash at the big, wooded dog park in town, he is generally okay with other dogs, and will even let them sniff his butt at times. Positive reinforcement when he doesn't bark or lunge and lots of treats seems to work for him, but he is still working on not reacting to other dogs by barking and lunging.
Good with Children: Yes, but he needs a calm environment. Jack guards his toys and his space, so no young children where a child’s toy could be mistaken for a dog toy or actions might be unexpected.
Good with Dogs: Yes, after careful introduction and familiarity. He is reactive to unknown dogs. There are 3 dogs in his foster home that he plays with, all setters, one 14 year old male, one 7 year old female and one 3 year old male.
Good with Cats: Yes- curious, but non aggressive. He mostly ignores them. His current foster home has two cats, a four year old male and a 12 week old kitten.
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes – pulls on leash
Activity Level: Laid back in the house, self exercises outside, likes to lounge on his dog bed or sofa inside. Quiet indoors, likes to play tug with toys with humans and other dogs he knows.
Fence: Fence required. He loves to RUN and he doesn’t have much recall.
Behavior: Loves human attention. Likes to cuddle, be involved with family activities. Playful with our other dogs.
Medical History: Jack is neutered, UTD on all vaccines, microchipped, and on HWP
Foster Comments: An average day with Jack will include laying around, picking up a toy, romp around, entice one of the other dogs to play tug with him, romp around the house. Go outside and run around. If he is eating and the kitten gets close, he will growl. If he's on his bed or in his kennel, and one of the other dogs or cats comes near, he will growl. He is vocal but not aggressive. If guests come over and the group gets rowdy because the door bell rings, he gets overly excited and starts to bow up and growl at one of the other dogs (dogs will be dogs).
Jack is a really smart dog, and he's always looking to please his people. He picks up new tricks very quickly, and remembers them whenever he's inside. He's more selective when he's outside, where birds and squirrels often command more of his attention than his humans. He loves to cuddle and snuggle inside, and run around full speed outside. He's very sensitive to what's going on around him, and can get scared by raised voices. He does well with a consistent routine and predictability, but he gets a little out of sorts when his routine is changed up. He gets extremely eager for his walks in the morning and in the evening. He loves to run and would thrive in an environment where he could have lots of off leash time. He also loves to play tug of war with his stuffed animals and other toys.
Jack will do best in a home with 1 other dog and no small children. He is very playful, will play tug with the other dogs (on his terms) and romp around the house playing.
Adoption Fee: $350.00
Foster Location: Beaufort, SC
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