Well, hello there, I'm Cooper! Don't let my age fool you, I have plenty of energy and I have to say, I'm a pretty good boy. So why would you ever want one of those crazy younger punks :)
My original owner trained me well and I used to go to work with him every day when he worked construction. Once I trust you, I listen well and I know all the good commands: sit, stay, lay down, come, roll over, drop, and I love treats and take them nicely (my foster dad secretly tells me I'm better behaved then my foster sister). I'm good off a leash, but in the city my foster dad keeps me on one because he says he can't trust the other four legged critters, but when I'm in the country I get to run free.
I get happy when my foster people come home, or it's time to go for walks. I will play with a squeeky ball for hours, and ohhhh boy, do I love to go for rides, but I'm also fine being told to chill out and lay down when you are sick of me nuzzling you for attention.
I grew up with an 8-year old. But I suppose I am too big for little ones who I might knock over or get crabby with them if they bug my while I'm sleeping. I'm friendly with strangers if they let me meet them first and don't get all up in my business right when they meet me, but hey, I'm a Rottie and we like to make sure everybody is cool. After that, I've been know to stick my face in their lap so they pet me more.
I go on short jogs several times a week and it's so fun. I even have gone around something called Lake Calhoun a few times, and even downtown. It was so exciting.
I stay out in the house during the day while the humans are at work and I sleep on the floor in the bedroom at night.
I live with my foster sister and we get along ok, but she's kinda boring. This past week though we had another dog come hang out for awhile because her parents had something called a "baby". She is kinda pushy but at least she would play with me.
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