Ruff Ruff! My name is Thor
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|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||Black Diamond|
~ ADOPTION PENDING ~
Thor is a young pup of barely 10 months (possibly a Black Lab x Rottweiler cross). With a booming bark that earned his name as “The God of Thunder,” he can easily intimidate strangers – yet he is tail-wagging social with people as well as other dogs.
Eager to please and with an unbelievable food drive (he will work for kibbles just as willingly as for hot dogs), he is a very fast learner, clear-headed, calm and focused for his age. He loves search games, and can can easily find, point to, and retrieve various toys.
Thor has a good foundation in the Michael Ellis marker system, knows "Sit," "Down," "Stay," "Place," "Sit-in-Motion," "Down-in-Motion," "Watch Me," "Out" (releasing a toy), "Leave It," and has good off-leash recall around distractions. Relaxed and confident in new environments (often neutral to passing people, cars, bicyclists, etc.), he behaves well on a leash on a regular flat collar, and will “Sit,” “Down,” and “Stay” during our regular walks and/or around other dogs.
He would do best in a home experienced with working breeds, preferably without young children. While he enjoys their company very much, experience tells us that while he continues his road towards adulthood, Thor will need a strictly structured home (“nothing in life is free”), one in which he is not viewed as a play-mate but as a working dog and serious family companion.
Based on his stable temperament and drives, he would likely be a good candidate for passive alert detection (SAR) or, as he matures, therapy work.
Thor is crate trained as well as house-trained and goes outside "on cue," and up to date with vaccines, and neutered. His adoption fee is $350, and includes two free training sessions with High Drive Pups.
Read more about Thor: http://highdrivepups.com/available-dogs/thor/
Rescue Group Info...
We work very closely with local Rescue Organizations, including Tracking Lucky Dogs Rescue and Lake Erie German Shepherd Rescue. Occasionally, these Rescues come across dogs that have a difficult times being placed in regular home environments (with young kids, other animals) for various reasons – including high levels of energy and high prey drive, coupled with lack of previous training.
That is where we step in. After a preliminary temperament screening, the dogs are taken through a structured play-and-train program. They go through basic or advanced obedience (depending on the dog’s maturity and previous exposure to training), with emphasis on off-leash recall and off-leash stationary positions (down-stay, sit-stay).
Our goal is to help them find the best possible path in life, to fulfill their potential and become the superstars they were meant to be.
Call or email to schedule a meet-and-greet with one of our dogs. All adoption events are held on site at our training center.
Our adoption fees vary from dog to dog.
All our dogs are obedience-trained, house-trained, up to date on vaccines and altered.
You must have previous experience with the particular breed listed. These dogs are exceptional young adults (stable, social, confident) with strong working drives, and they need a structured home environment. They would excel in homes with active lifestyles or involved in dog sports.
References will be checked and a home visit will be required. An adoption contract will be signed after application approval.
Adopters are strongly encouraged to continue the training of their new family member. Our adoption fees include two free training sessions with High Drive Pups (http://highdrivepups.com).
We are located in Cleveland, Ohio.
We prefer to adopt to homes in Northeast Ohio, but we are flexible with respect to location. Our main priority is to find the best possible match for these great dogs.