My name is Dax, and I am nearly three years old. My start in life wasn't pawsom but now I get to go run and play chase with my six foster siblings on my foster moms ten acre ranch, and I love to see how fast I can run. I have very long strides! I love the water in the summer, and play for hours in the sprinkler. My foster mom says I would love the sport of dock jumping.
I have been attending a beginning agility class, and I absolutely love it! My favorites are the jumps, tunnel, and table. I will even hop up on a chair if you ask me to. As for commands, I know “place”, “sit”, “shake”, “down”, “off”, and I am getting really great at “roll over”. I can even stand on my two back legs for many seconds. I love toys, especially squeaky ones! I also wait for a command before I eat my meals. I am very mellow and calm in the house, and do love to lounge on the couch to relax. My foster mom says I am so adorable, especially when I curl up each night to sleep in a dog bed that is much too small for me (I am a big boy). I am very grateful to sleep in a warm house on a soft bed each night.
From Dax’s foster mom: Dax is a special and amazing boy. He has overcome so many obstacles. He does have anxiety in meeting new dogs, so his owner will have to do their job to make him feel safe, and let him meet new dogs off leash when he is ready and comfortable. In his first few years of life, Dax was chained and was extremely neglected, and he did not have the opportunity to have proper and positive interactions with people or other animals. He has been extremely resilient since coming into a stable and structured foster home, and now knows that people are kind, and he will seek treats from people that he does not know.
He loves going to agility class, and has done amazingly week after week with the chaos of class, and he’s wonderful to sit quietly next to dogs (even naughty ones) waiting for his turn. He does his agility runs off leash, and is very attentive and obedient. I have also been taking Dax to a wonderful dog trainer to help me expose him to new situations and new dogs.
Being insecure, Dax needs his handler to make good choices. His handler needs protect him and help him gain confidence. The behaviors that he exhibits when he is scared or insecure are body stiffness, avoidance, and anxious whining. After only about ten minutes of a new situation, he calms down, and can enjoy himself.
Dax loves car rides, and going to public places. He loves going to Tractor Supply, PetSmart, and Home Depot, and is very well behaved in the stores. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dax.
He needs a forever home that is structured and stable. He needs to continue being exposed to social situations such as obedience classes or agility classes (or both), and he also needs to continue experiencing the outside world beyond home so that he does not regress.
Though Dax loves playing with his foster siblings, he would not be a dog park kind of guy. He also needs a tall fully fenced yard. He is learning to be gentle with kitties, however he may be best in a cat free home. Dax deserves to be adored and spoiled for the rest of his life. He will pay you back tenfold with his huge heart, soft kisses, and lifelong loyalty. When the right adopter/home finds Dax, I will give lessons on how to work with him to make the transition successful. ~Foster Mom, Tori
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Facts about Dax
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pointer Mix
Color: Black - With White
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Why Adoption is a Great Option
Dax, a Spanish Fork Labrador Retriever/Pointer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Pointer for sale in Spanish Fork, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Pointer dog from a breeder in Spanish Fork.
Rescues and shelter volunteers in Spanish Fork already know the personality and tendencies
of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it
much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Spanish Fork breeder,
or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for
a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of
You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home.
In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Pointer breeders who
help with Labrador Retriever/Pointer rescue. One puppy or kitten
adopted in Spanish Fork paves the way for another one to be saved.
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