Bronson came to us from a lady that found herself in a terrible situation and had no choice but to surrender him. As she is dealing with stage 4 ovarian cancer, she is unable to care for him with her treatment schedule.
Bronson was used to a single-owner home and needs be socialized with multiple people around him as he has never had many visitors come to his home. He can be protective of his people, and, while he gets along with some dogs at the center, he would prefer to be the only dog in the home as he never had to share attention, food, or toys before.
Foster update 2/7/17: On the website it lists, 'Leave It' as one of the commands that Bronson knows, but we didn’t realize all the contexts you could use it with him. We didn’t realize how meaningful/useful this command was until we started taking Bronson to training classes with Gary Adams.
When Bronson hears the command, 'Leave IT,' he stops barking. âº
Next Saturday is another group session and we’re doing a one-on-one with the trainer either this week or next week. We are excited at the progress he is making~ He is such a smart dog!
Foster update 1/17/17: Bronson has been with us over two weeks, so I can say this with confidence. Tom and I both come and go at various times… in and out of the condo… and Bronson always recognizes us and is happy to see each of one and/or both of us when we arrive whether alone or together. There are lots of different scenarios, sometimes I arrive and Tom is already there and sometimes either Tom or I come in with no one there and sometimes we come in together. Bronson just gives a couple of woofs when he hears someone at the door, but stops woofing immediately when he sees us and is always happy to see us! We will continue to integrate new people and surroundings into his routine so he becomes familiar with visitors, people walking by, as well as other animals. Right now, Bronson continues to show both of us love and affection and has not exhibited any jealous tendencies or aggression.
Foster update 1/13/17: Inside the home, Bronson is a very playful and loving dog! He is very smart and responsive~ He is alert and vocal when he hears someone at the door…expect some woofing. Bronson is perfectly potty trained- we have never had an accident.
While on walks, Bronson has reactivity to dogs and people. Based on his past behaviors in being apprehensive with new people and dogs, we have not allowed anyone to get too close to him while we are walking him. Right now, we keep him on a 4’ leash and walk him close to us.
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