Gunnar is a seven-year-old Gordon Setter / Golden Retriever mixed
boy. He is a goofy, happy-go-lucky boy and weighs about 70 pounds. He
loves people and loves to lean on them. He loves to be outside, though
he is an inside dog. He watches critters, barks at the raccoons, and
makes friends with every blade of grass he meets. He loves to go for
walks. He follows his nose and loves all of the smells and sights of
nature. Gunner also loves the kitties a little too much. His favorite
spot inside the house is laying by the cat gate watching the cat play on
the other side. Gunner is crate and house trained. He is also leash
trained. He is mostly harnessed for walks, but also is very good on a
slip lead. He will pull with the leash clipped to his collar. When he
walks, he has to have the leash going across his left side. Just one of
the quirks that makes Gunnar, Gunnar. He has never been around young
children. He has let older children (age 10 or older) pet him and he
loved every minute of it. He doesn't play with toys very often, but
sometimes will get a ball and play "keep away." He will also take a
Skineez toy and "kill it!" He gets along well with the other dogs in
his current home: a very alpha female, and another younger male.
However, if the female pushes him too far, he will snap at her and put
her in her place. They do play with each other occasionally. He has
tried to play with the younger male, but the younger dog does not care
for Gunner. He will growl at Gunner, and Gunner will walk away. Gunnar
was attacked at a local dog park and since then is unsure of unknown
dogs. For that reason, he may do best as an only dog in his home. Gunner
goes for walks for 1-2 miles and that seems the right amount for him.
He is a bit clumsy on slick floors, and carpet or rugs make him feel
more sure-footed. Gunnar is completely vetted (neutered, up to date on
shots and all preventatives). He rides in the car very nicely, and
crates easily. His favorite thing is to go for walks and be outside.
He has "hunted" frogs and small rabbits and will try to eat them if he
catches them. He is never been reactive to bikes or runners, but he
will bark at people if they are on the other side of the fence or ring
the doorbell. However, once someone enters the house, he is their best
friend. He may scare a burglar away, but if they made it into the
house, he won't stop anyone from taking anything. He has never been
off-leash except in fenced in areas. He would probably romp if given the
chance so he should never be allowed off leash in an uncontrolled area.
Gunner is a sweet, loving pup who loves people and has plenty of years
of love to give.
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