He has gotten along with other dogs in his foster home and others on play dates, but he benefits from calm and relaxed introductions (like social walks) so that he doesn't get over-excited or anxious.
Havoc is crated in his foster home overnight and when the humans are out (which is usually only for 4-6 hours at a time, several times a week). He did develop anxiety problems with previous adopters who needed to leave him alone 8-10 hrs/day during the week. But Havoc does very well with his schedule and with being crated in his foster home. He could potentially work up to more regular crate time with patient, gradual training and/or with someone who has experience properly handling anxiety (so that he doesn't revert back to being anxious/fearful).
He is a sweet but goofy boy who is medium-energy in general, but will occasionally get the crazy zoomies and tear around like an adorably uncoordinated maniac. For this reason, but also more because they make him anxious, he would do best in a home without young children. He also cannot live with cats or other smaller animals.
He loves to run and jump after balls (his foster parents found some strong rubber ones that hold up better than regular tennis balls) and he'd love to go on hikes or really just about any trips at all--he loves riding in the car! His foster mom has been working on leash walks with the help of a properly-fitted prong collar that is making a huge difference keeping Havoc focused on her during their outings.
Havoc's biggest "issue" is his occasional anxiety. However, it is very easy to redirect him and there are many easy 'tricks' to snap him out of it; he really does great in his foster home! He is a genuine buddy dog who just wants someone to be around, and the only real requirement for that someone is patience! In return, Havoc is guaranteed to give you millions of:
uncoordinated attempts to catch a ball
droopy, sleepy eyes
very handsome photos
adorable thumping tail wags
thumping tail wags that turn into full body wags
kisses anywhere that he can get to
deep stretches accompanied by funny noises
and much much more...
Please let us know if Havoc could be a good fit for your home!
Havoc is a wonderful dog who has, sadly, been returned to us twice! We love having him so that’s okay with us, but he’s a fantastic buddy dog who deserves to have a family of his very own!
Havoc is just over a year old, ~65lbs, and is very handsome with a great tan and white coat. He adores playing with his foster sister and is a big hit at the dog park. He is house trained (using a dog door to fenced yard to potty) and stays in his crate overnight and when his humans are gone. He is a strong chewer so needs appropriate toys, and he loves chasing after balls (luckily, we’ve found some rubber ones that hold up much longer than tennis balls!) He is super athletic but still needs to work on coordination, lol. He loves to go-go-go if there is something exciting happening, but is medium energy overall and loves to curl up and nap as long as he’s near his family.
Havoc does not do well around small children as they make him very anxious. He can occasionally be nervous around some adult humans, especially if they are nervous of him, but there are easy ways to work on this with him and he adjusts well! He had some anxiety issues when crated/left alone for long periods of time in a previous home, but we have found that as long as we can get him past the state of anxiety, he does just fine.
Havoc loves to travel and just wants to be around his family, whoever they may be. He will need someone who can be patient with and work correctly on his anxiety issues and someone who is home much of the time would be ideal, just to help ease his transition. Please consider adding Havoc to your home–he is loyal, funny, handsome, and will give you more love than you could possibly imagine!
If interested in Havoc, go to www.hubbardshounds.com and submit an application. NO PHONE CALLS!
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