I made friends with a 12 year-old boy (human) personality. Foster mom has taught me “off” and sometimes I believe her. In the kitchen, there are really good smells and my nose can easily reach the counter top. But foster mom is persistent (it takes two “no’s” for me to believe her when she says “off”) and then I lay down in front of the refrigerator like a good boy.
I take all the stuffed animals off the couch but I don’t tear apart my toys. I even got the couch cushion off once, but foster mom, said “off” and put the cushion back so I leave the cushions alone now. I sit when foster mom puts on my leash and I know to ”wait” when she opens the front door all the way. I stand with my head out the door but my feet are in the house so it counts that I am waiting. I like to go on walks and don’t pull too much. An EZ harness would help with that if needed. Foster mom says “turn” and I turn and circle her instead. It gets kind of confusing sometimes and foster mom finds me funny. Foster mom says I am 80% like a balloon on a string and am getting better.
Each night I sleep quietly, but I get up before foster mom. Then I just go outside thru my doggie door and lie on the porch next to the bird feeder. It really annoys the squirrels for me to be in what they consider their space. During the day I just hang out in the house while foster mom is at work. Sometimes I take out the box of Tupperware containers but I don’t chew on any of it. I just set them free all over the house. Most of the time when foster mom gets home I am just snoozing on the back porch.
Car rides are fun and I can jump in the back of a vehicle. I don’t do anything silly while foster mom is driving. I stand behind her with my head on her shoulder while she drives. OK, I can’t help but drool a little bit, but foster mom just puts a towel down.
I love the dog park and play really well with other dogs. When I get really hot, I like to lie down in the kiddie pool. Foster mom says it is ok that I get muddy - she has a towel in the car for clean up. When I’m at the park with other dogs, I’m not aggressive but I am very playful. Some dogs and their humans think I’m too rough. They don’t understand I’m a big guy with lots of energy and love to run, run, run!
A perfect home for me would have someone that would take me to the dog park or take me out for a run every day. I am a really good boy at socializing and have no problem being anywhere with foster mom, including the bank, the gym and to a restaurant for lunch. But I have a typical amount of energy for a young guy and need plenty of exercise every day.
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