WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL ENSURE WE ARE RECEIVING QUERIES AND APPLICATIONS FROM TRULY SINCERE AND COMMITTED APPLICANTS WHICH WILL PREVENT VALUABLE TIME FROM BEING WASTED- THAT IN TURN SHOULD PREVENT OTHER DOGS FROM BEING EUTHANIZED IN POUNDS WHILE WAITING TO COME IN TO OUR CARE - AS CAN HAPPEN WHEN APPLICANTS DELAY/OR STALL/OR BACK OUT OF ATTENDING SET VIEWINGS OR ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS AND ARE UN-WILLING TO COMPLY TO THE PROCESS.
IF YOU THINK THIS DOG WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO YOUR HOME AND YOUR ENTIRE HUMAN AND CANINE FAMILY CAN ATTEND THIS DOG'S FOSTER HOME THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IN AN APPLICATION
WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF ONTARIO
WHY IS THIS DOG IN NEED??- This little fellow Home situation has changed. He is not tolerating the young toddlers in the home and is very uncomfortable. His caregivers have asked he be rehomed/ adopted through our screening process
WHERE IS THIS DOG NOW ?- He is currently with his care-givers in the London area
**ALL ABOUT ODIE **
The Animal's name: Odie
Breed of animal: Cockapoo
Date of Birth: June 23, 2015
Or how long you have had him: 6 months
Color: off white
Coat length: approx. an inch right now, we had him groomed recently.
Description of markings: none
Weight: 32 lbs
Are the ears floppy or straight? floppy
Are there any health problems? no
Energy level ? medium
Any physical special needs ?- blind- deaf- 3 limbs etc? no
Any medical special needs ? no
Is this animal a house pet? yes
Is the animal house-trained? yes
Does the animal ever have house-training issues? no
How do you handle house-training errors? He had 1 accident when we first got him. He’s had none since.
Is the animal crate trained? yes
How is the pet contained if not crated ?
Does the animal chew or scratch household items? He will sometimes try to chew pillows on couches. He will scratch at furniture if a toy has rolled underneath.
Does it get into the garbage? If the garbage can is left open – yes.
Does the animal dig holes? Sometimes – to bury his bones.
Does it try and get over or under fences? no
Is the pet protective of fence space? He will bark initially at a stranger or neighbor then settle down.
Is the pet an excessive barker ? or just alerting to things? He barks only when he hears noises he is unfamiliar with or when someone is at the door.
What ages of children was it living with? With his first family there were 2 children approx. 4 and 7 years old. With us our children are 9 and 14 years old. Our guess is that the dog tried to dominate the children and nip them during play in his first family. With us he attempts to dominate our 9 year old by nipping or jumping up. Not so much with our 14 year old because our 14 year old will try to correct the dog’s behavior.
How does the pet react to kids at a distance/ on leash ? Not really.
Exposure to strangers? reaction on walks or at the door/ in home ? Reaction On walks the dog will usually just carry on walking, if we stop he will initially bark and either pull away or try to jump up then he will settle down.
Is it good with cats? reaction?- on/off leash ? Reaction? No, he will bark and chase, or try to chase if on a leash.
Is it good with dogs? sizes/ reaction?- on/ off leash? Reaction? No. Our first dog is a 65 lb dog. This little dog fully dominates. He humps, nips and jumps up on our first dog. He will take toys and treats away from our first dog. If our first dog has something this little dog wants and refuses to give it up, the little dog will get into his face or crate and bark until the toy is given up. If on the leash he is inconsistent. Sometimes we can carry on without an issue, sometimes he will bark and lunge toward the other dog. Size of the other dog does not seem to matter.
Is this dog used to sharing its space / toys with other pets/ dogs if visiting etc? Reaction ? We haven’t had another dog visit, but my guess is that he will not share or will try to be dominant.
-If yes… how does he/she react ?
Does it chase after cars, or horses and buggies or bikes or people? Initially yes he would try to chase cars but when I take him for walks he gets a treat if a car goes by and he does not attempt to chase. He now gets a verbal good boy and pet when he does not try to chase. For the most part he does not try to chase cars when on walks.
Does the dog ride well in the car? Yes very much so!
-if no what are the pets struggles ?
Has it been exposed to livestock or horses? no
OBEDIENCE / TRAINING :
Does the dog play games? He likes playing fetch and likes to play with balls.
Has this pet had any obedience training? YES for 12 weeks.
If yes -Where ? and trainer info if we may contact them for additional feedback/ info ? Mildmay Vet Clinic, Cindy was the instructor.
What commands does it know? Sit, stay, leave it, sleep (drop), look at me, down, go pee.
Does it walk well on leash? Or pull etc? I don’t think his first family walked him on a leash or if they did they let the dog do and go where it pleased. Initially he would really pull and try to direct the handler and bite the leash if he didn’t get his way. Now if I walk him he will heel and not pull for most of the walk. I use a chain leash that discourages the biting of the leash. If he pulls now it usually means he has to poop. He will not walk well if our other dog comes along.
PERSONALITY/ BEHAVIOURS/ :
** Please be detailed in these questions. No Blanket answers of “Yes/ Sometimes” .We need detailed info to know how best if rescue can help and what the pets needs are for re-training etc .Without this we can not consider , possibly approve or place any dog into foster care” **
Would you say your pet is a stable, well mannered, pet ?
-or a bit rough around the edges :needing additional basic training needs? We have spent 6 months training him. He has come a LONG way within that time. I’d say he is stable so long as he knows who is dominant and what the “rules” are. He has to know that he cannot ignore or break the “rules”. If he is allowed to do this we found that his behavior regresses and he will push the boundries. Odie prefers my husband, and always listens to him, seeks his attention and never attempts to nip him. With myself and our daughters Odie will not consistently listen and follow directions and sometimes will nip us when we correct his behavior. This, I understand, was the same pattern in his previous family.
Personality/ reaction- with those it knows? Odie sometimes follow me around and will stay within my area. He likes to be around our other dog. For a good part of the time he will follow commands and is content to lay around or chew and play with his toys. He likes to play and go for walks. He tries to get attention by nipping at pant legs, feet or sleeves. If he does not get his way, the nipping increases and he begins to bark and show teeth. It appears like “you are making me stop, and I don’t like it, therefore I’m going to try again”. Sometimes it appears like he is trying to play but in an inappropriate way, or it is his way of controlling and trying to dominate. He also likes to be with our other dog, even though Odie is dominant, he will follow our other dog around.
Personality/ reaction- with strangers ? He barks at first, tries to jump up then settles down.
Has the animal ever shown aggression to anyone or anything? Odie has shown aggression towards other dogs. In obedience classes he barked at other dogs and lunged towards them.
Has the animal ever bitten in the past? No bites but will nip to try and control the environment/ situation.
-if yes please explain in good detail situation/ trigger/ outcome, what was the pets reaction/ body signals before the incident ? . See the comment above about nipping. When Odie nips I take him by the back of the neck and pull him away and say “No bite” When he persists I put him down on his side and say no bite again, and tell him to stay. If he will not stay I hold him down. When he is still, I give the command “up”. If when he gets up and tries to nip again, I go through this routine again until he stops nipping.
Are there any behavioral problems? If yes what are they ? I’d say yes, and it is the nipping of those Odie is trying to control. He will not nip or try to control my husband because my husband is alpha in Odie’s mind. But I was not as firm with him when we first got Odie, therefore he continues to try to dominate.
Is there any separation issues? no
Are there any fears? Perhaps thunderstorms – he barks when it thunders.
-to what and how does the pet react?
Are there any possession issues with food/ toys/ space towards people/ kids or other pets ? I’d say no, you can take his food and toys without a problem. He loves his towel from his crate and he likes pillows and if these are taken he will try to get them back by jumping and following.
Where is the animal kept during the day? He has free run of the downstairs.
Where is it kept at night? In his crate.
How long is this animal generally left alone in a day? During the school year on week days he is left alone with another dog from 8:10 to 3:30. Approx. 7 ½ hours
Is it ever kept outside, and if so, for how long? no
Is it used to being chained or kenneled or running free? Our backyard is fenced so he runs free there. In the house he is free as well.
Have you ever boarded the animal or had a pet sitter out of your home environment? no
What is the animal being fed? Beneful
Is it free fed? yes
How much per day?
Is it used to bottled water? no
Please provide this pets current routine: When we get up we let him out of his crate, then let him outside. He hangs out with us for about an hour and a half until we leave for school and work. Before I go to work I take him outside once more and give the command Odie go pee, then let him inside. He is in the house with our other dog during the day, until about 3:30. When I get home I take him for a 30-40 minute walk. We have supper, he eats. After supper often but not always we play fetch with him. He hangs out with us until bed time. We let him and our other dog outside when they wish as the yard is fenced. Odie will sit at the door to go out. He will sit at the door or scratch to get back in. Just before bed around 10:30-11:00, he is taken out for another walk for 10-15 minutes, does his business, and then he goes into his crate with his towel, teddy bear and a chew toy for the night. He gets a treat when he goes into his crate. He is quiet in his crate for the night.
The best home for this pet would be : I think Odie needs to be in a home without young children or cats. I think that it’s best that he be the only dog. He needs owners who are active, and that they establish who is boss right away and are consistent with him. He needs a fenced yard because Odie chases moths, birds, butterflies, chipmunks etc.
We welcome your application for consideration .
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