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Rescue Group: Animal Rescue Front, Inc.
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Rasta is a 3 year old purebred Chocolate American Lab born on 8/8/09. He comes from a champion hunting dog bloodline, and is friendly, confident, and outgoing. He is a very energetic Lab who loves to go for car rides, play ball, and run around. He also settles down nicely and is crate trained and house broken. Rasta was obedience trained and knows several tricks and commands (list included below). He would do best in a house with a fence that would give him the freedom to run around and burn up all that puppy energy.
Although he gets along with other dogs, Rasta will sometimes growl at them if they get too close to his food, toys, or parents. He also needs to work on his manners when going for walks as he sometimes tends to growl and bark at other dogs. He would do best in a house with older children (10+) and either as a single pet or with other very mellow/submissive pets.
Rasta is incredibly smart and lovable. He learns commands and new tricks quickly and is very eager to please. He NEEDS a very active household that will give him the exercise he needs. He is also not OK with babies or young children. He needs to be the center of attention and also needs to be the alpha pet.
Commands he will obey:
-sit (obeys word and hand motion)
-who is there?
-up (great when at vet's office and trying to get him on the scale!)
- "bang" (roll over and play dead)
-go get your (bone, toy, etc..)
- are you hungry?
- closer (great for training and making sure he stays close)
- fix it (if leash is tangled between legs he will "fix it" if you say the command).
-want a cookie/treat?
-want to go for a walk/ride?
-hurry up and go (first warning if he is taking too long sniffing outside)
- better go now (last warning before we go back inside)
-go to bed
- eh eh eh (used to correct him when he is not obeying a command)
- Free time (he can go play/run/ etc)