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Sir Puddles is definitely house trained; we know that he was not named Puddles because he leaves puddles everywhere. He is in rescue because his owners could no longer care for him and one could only guess why they named him Sir Puddles, but it is cute. As you read the rest of the bio, I think you will agree why the name does really fit him.
His mix if Saint Bernard and Bernese Mountain Dog are not new, when I looked it up on the internet, I found dogs that look exactly like him. He has the look of a Saint Bernard but the size and many characteristics of the Bernese Mountain Dog. Here is a link, check it out: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/s/saintberner.htm
His foster mom and dad just love him and have been working very hard to help him become social. They told us that he is very smart; he learns pretty quickly. This is the Saint Bernard in him; the breed is highly intelligent and easy to train, however training should begin early, while the dog is still a manageable size. He will need to learn to not jump on humans because a dog of this size presents a problem for even a strong adult if he is to be exercised in public areas on a leash, so you will need to take control right from the start, teaching the dog to heel. Saint Bernards are extremely loyal, eager and willing to please, Puddles has those characteristics.
Puddles needs to have wide open spaces, especially as he grows to his full size, therefore, he will need to be with a family that has room for him to run and grow!! He will need lots of exercise in the yard and to go on long walks or runs, at least several times a day; all pups have that need for exercise. Puddles is not any different, just bigger, he has a lot of energy to exert. Puddles is in a home with 5 other dogs and he does well with other dogs who like to play but as with any young creature, the older mature dogs are correcting his behavior and teaching him to be more social. It is very obvious that he is lacking in his social skills. However, you can walk up to this gentle giant and take a hoof from his mouth, he completely trusts his humans.
Bernese Mountain dogs are also very intelligent, easy to train and are natural watchdogs, but not overly dominant. They are described as a friend for life, self-confident, alert and good-natured. This really does fit Sir Puddles, we are seeing that true to the breed, he is slow to mature, acting like a puppy longer than other breeds but we believe that that is also due to his lack of socialization by the previous owners--not their fault, they might not have know. Who couldn't fall in love with that face, education about the breed of the dog you are adopting is essential. The Bernese dog needs to be with people and not confined to the backyard or a kennel. They are sensitive and should be trained firmly, but gently--this is another characteristic that we have noticed about Sir Puddles and feel that it does portray him. Puddles new mom and dad will need to display a natural leadership towards him. For a dog to feel secure, Puddles will need to clearly know the rules so he can follow his mom and dad; he will thriving with structure, along with a daily pack walk to satisfy his instinct.
"Sir Puddles is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs. Take a look at these six short videos to see how charming he is!!"
Puddles is not recommended for apartment life, true to the Bernese breed, he is relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large, fenced-in yard. Due to his thick coat he is sensitive to the heat and would much rather be in cold temperatures.
Puddles full size will also not make him a candidate for a home with young children; he could knock them down, in a playful way of course. He would do well with a young family with children over the age of 9 and it would be good if the family was active and everyone shared in the responsibility of walking and exercise.
His foster dad is working on his puppy mouthing and he takes him on long walks, he is getting better on a leash, another sign that he has not had much leash experience. His foster dad tells us that when he first starts walking him he will bite the leash but he does straighten out once you correct him. He needs a family that understands and knows how to work with him.
We don't know how he is with cats but we are sure he is good in the car; the volunteers that drove him did not say he was a problem. He is fed in the crate so that he feels comfortable with a crate and he knows that his food is his.
Further indication that his social skills need work is that he reacts to certain noises, like popping popcorn or noises on TV. He just barks a little and it is not extreme, just new to him.
Puddles is 10 months now and he will be mature in a few months. All he needs is a little training, love and patience, because he is still a baby pup, a 50lb baby. He wants to please and likes a lot of hands on attention, what you get back is puddles and puddles of love--his name really does describe him. His foster mom always smiles when she says: he is a very happy go lucky boy. Just a puddle of love, training and love will go a long way, what you will get in return, will be the size of a tsunami.
About Our Rescue
These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.
Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!
Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well
If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!
Please contact RescueDogVillage@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING RESCUE AS A MEANS OF WELCOMING YOUR NEXT FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND INTO YOUR LIFE!
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.