PUPDATE FROM BASH'S FOSTER: "Well, here he is.. bright, loveable and kind. I'm finding him to be extremely loyal and responds well to a low, gentle command. Bash doesn't mind lots of people, hockey bags, vacuums, commotion... but he's not a big fan of not having some exercise. He fetches like a pro and will go all day long, maybe even hiding his treasure, but he's for sure a kid's dog. I've been working on his food possession and curiosity with cats. He doesn't want to harm them, but he definitely thinks they should play with him. (He's learning). Bash is best kept in a crate while we're not home with lots of things to keep him busy. Bones, toys, towels. (?). He never spoils his crate and always goes right outside. No accidents to report! Bash, in my opinion would be best suited for a person, or people that have time to keep with simple commands and train him with a soft tone and lots of praise. Bash has amazing potential. We just adore him."
Bash is a 2-3 year old black and brown hound. He has the saddest eyes but is a very happy and loving guy despite where he came from. Bash was left chained to a post when his owners moved! Bash loves people and wants to spend as much time with them as possible. He thinks he is a lap dog and doesn't realize he's a big boy. He loves having his ears scratched!
He does have a prey drive so won't likely be good with cats.
Bash knows sit and down, and is working on not jumping up when meeting new people. He is used to being in a crate but he would prefer not to be in it for more than 3-4 hours at a time as he gets very bored and frustrated.
Bash can be a bit of a bully with other dogs. He can live with other dogs but they need to be able to stand up for themselves and let him know it's not acceptable behaviour. For this reason he could not go to a home with a submissive dog.
Bash needs some work on his guarding issues. He is not aggressive but needs an experienced handler who can read his body language and understand his behaviour. This can be worked on by switching out bones to teach him he doesn't need to guard his food.
He is a smart boy that needs stimulation. A quick walk around the block won't do for this guy. He needs stimulating activities like hikes or various games to find treats. He is food motivated and can be easily trained.
***Woof.. Please know that the rescue has posted all the information that they have on me here. As my foster family gets to know me they will post updates, so please check back! If you are interested in me please fill out an application at www.petsaliveniagara.ca/adopt and one of my friends will get back to you within 2 to 5 business days.***
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