Buddy Notes: Pirate is a little over a year old. He’s very smart and has excellent manners (except for the occasional silent poot, #smelly)! He’s potty-trained, knows “sit” and “stay”, is responsive to tone-of-voice, follows pointing/directional instruction, and is treat motivated. He’s been on 3 sleepovers at my house and is well socialized to many sounds and items. For example, he doesn’t bark at the sound of the doorbell, power tools, noisy children or other dogs (outside), or even the hairdryer or vacuum (though he dances around the vacuum a bit so he doesn’t get trapped between it and furniture, lol).
Pirate LOVES belly-rubs! He will flop at your feet, repeatedly, to get one. He really enjoys car rides and is well-behaved in the car. His favorite outside activity seems to be rolling/wiggling for a full-body scratch-fest in the winter grass. He enjoys running around with a toy in his mouth too. I throw it, he gets it, and then he teases me because he’s too fast for me to catch. He’ll give the toy back when I ask for it.
I’m still getting to know him and trying to figure out his words. Someone has taught him well – I just need the decoder ring! We’re working on new words too, like “mine, “kiss” and “gimme four/paw”. He already understands “mine”. He comes when called and in general just wants to hang out with and love on you.
Pirate is a very sweet boy and is available for adoption at Five Acres Animal Shelter. He needs a family who will continue to socialize him so he can be completely comfortable no matter who is around. Stop by Five Acres and get some Pirate snugs. He’d love to meet you and, of course, snag a belly-rub!
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