Ok no I’m not a puppy anymore but older pups have a lot of benefits that you may not have considered. For instance, I’m housebroken, crate trained & have some of my basic education under my fur. I’m very fluent in sit, paw & very willing to learn more. I don’t beg…ok maybe I do a little but I’m not rude & won’t steal your food. If I’m patient enough it usually pays off with being rewarded with one of my own treats. I’m very attentive & willing to attempt most anything when I’m bribed with cookies. I’m well past my chewing stage so your furniture is safe but please remember to give me my own toys that are acceptable to chew on.
I’m an avid believer that in order to stay happy & healthy one must be diligent in maintaining a regular exercise routine. I enjoy going for walks, trail seeking, playing in the yard & running around like a nut. My leash skills are not horrible but I can admit when something needs improving. I enjoy playing with toys & can entertain myself if need be. I love to entertain my audience & will be the first pup to let my fur down. At the end of the day after play sessions, exercise & fun it’s time to relax cuddled up to you. We can do whatever you want as long as I’m with you.
Some other things you should know, unfortunately I have absolutely no social skills, manners or fondness when it comes to any of my furry friends. Some pups rub me the wrong way & I can be bratty when passing them by (please make sure I’m leashed at all times when out in public). I need someone who will take the time to teach me how to ignore my surroundings & concentrate my focus on you. Another thing is I don’t understand kids & they tend to make me nervous so a home where I can be your one & only “kid” is necessary. I have a heart of gold & wear my emotions on my paws. I’m looking for someone who will make the effort, be dedicated & work with me on some of my short comings. No one is perfect nor do I claim to be but I’m very loyal & loving. If I extend my paw will you extend your hand? I hope so because if you give me a chance I promise to make you proud.
Come down to the shelter for a visit & say hi. I’m waiting to meet the first person I will see when I wake up & the last person I will fall asleep next to.
Note: As with all of our dogs, we strongly recommend obedience classes for new owner and dog to create a life-long bond with the adopted dog based on trust, respect and rewarding training experiences. We are offering dog training classes through FMAS Wagtime Dog Training. You can check out more information at www.fmaswagtime.com. We can help you train practical skills you use every day with positive reinforcement training. Our shelter dogs are strays and we observe and assess their behavior at the shelter which may be somewhat different in a home environment. In addition dogs adopted from the Manchester Animal Shelter are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received their Rabies and distemper vaccinations as well as other necessary medical care such as flea treatment. All dogs are also heartworm tested. Some prudent care such as heartworm medication is not provided at the shelter and should be taken care of at the earliest convenience upon adoption.
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