Hank, Approximately 3 years old
Cattle dog /bull dog mix
Hank is an active boy and is blossoming with training and careful socialization. He enjoys playing ball, is housetrained and great in the car. He is currently in a quiet adult home and has been fine with all visitors, but, that said, they are all dog savvy people who don’t put pressure on him to engage or interact. Hank found himself in a shelter when his family dropped him off citing their home was a beehive of activity and Hank was not coping well. While he was great with the resident children he could not handle the activity of the additional children.
Hank was very distressed in the shelter and was listed as 'no other animals'. It was a pleasant surprise when he easily blended in with the foster mom’s dogs in her home. In fact he even became best buds with a young bulldog mix spending hours wrestling, tousling and playing tug. His foster mom suspects he may have had correction training as initially he shut down during training. He is doing much better now with reward-based training and confidence building. Hank is now more relaxed and happy to work and interact. He completed a family obedience class and has the basic commands under his leash.
Hank is not yet confident with strangers on the street and looks to his handler for direction. When he sees other dogs out on his walks he needs to remain calm. He may be good with the dogs he knows, but will likely not be the best dog for a dog park. We are looking for a home that will continue working and socializing him.
We are looking for a home that will continue working and socializing him. If you are interested in Handsome Hank be prepared to discuss how you are going to do so, and advise the training classes you might attend.
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