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; Best for a home without or at least with older children (teens) - he is not great with cats - though with a commitment to training and consistency - he could learn . . . bright, precocious, agile and eager to get on with life and learning! Patch will need a lot of outdoor activity, playing fetch and other games. Also right now he needs toys and things to chew on and carry around . . . also, he loves other dogs!
; ; Former sanctuary caretaker's bio: Oh my, what can I say? The greatest dog I have ever slept with. He goes down like a stone at bed time, and being deaf, he does not hear a thing, and is a big time snuggler. He goes into his crate on command. He is a handsome devil to be sure, really a good looking dog. He is an obsessive ball chaser.
; ; Patch jumps up and nips... your sleeve, your pant leg. He is full of energy. He is vocal and high strung. Patch is one of my favorite dogs at the sanctuary, and lucky would be the person who becomes his friend. He is not easy, and he is not for everyone, but he is a fine dog. Patch is a commitment, not just a dog, but as with most commitments, there is work involved, and rewards. '
; ; Former foster home: 'He currently knows a few basic hand signals such as sit, down, stay, no, come, and we're currently working on watch.
; ; For sit, we have been using the palm up signal. Start with you palm low and facing the sky, then raise your palm to the level of your chin.
; ; For Down, start with your palm face down at the level of your face and lower your hand to the level of your waist.
; ; For come, we kneel down and hold out both of our hands and wiggled our wriste back and forth quickly. Even when we call over Patch when he is b
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