Ruff Ruff! My name is Buster (Cody) 1431
Buster (Cody) 1431's Info...
|Breed:||Boston Terrier/Cocker Spaniel Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||3668741|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Looking for experienced guardian
Buster, now named Cody is returning to rescue. Cody needs an experienced home with no other pets.
Weight: 35 lbs
Breed: Cocker Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Pug Mix
Foster Home Location: Toronto ON
My official name is Buster, but my guardian calls me Cody. I’m rather a unique looking guy, almost boxer like, which I guess comes from my unique heritage of Boston/Cocker/Pug. My hair is short, and I need daily brushing as otherwise I’ll shed. I just love my coat being brushed, bathing is a pleasure, and I don’t mind having my nails done regularly. I’m a loving boy who wants nothing more than to be near my guardian. My guardian says I’m an interactive dog, who loves to talk. Wooohoooweeeewww. Did I mention that I am smart?
I need a fair bit of exercise, as I am still quite puppy like and would like to keep my trim figure. Some of my favourite treats are broccoli stems and blueberries.
I would love a home in the country with lots of room to run in a secured area. My ideal family would have no other pets, as I don’t always like other dogs. Cats, well they’re just too much fun to chase. I need a benevolent leader who will help me to learn how to be a secure, balanced dog. Are you that person?
And now a few words from my foster mom:
Cody originally came to LOYAL as an owner surrender after having nipped a child. The circumstances surrounding the nip are unclear, however the family knew that Buster was a good dog, just not well suited to them. Cody was in foster care for a time, evidenced no negative behaviour and was subsequently adopted. For the first 9 months with his adopter, the only negative behaviour that came to light was separation anxiety. With some work, Cody became comfortable being alone at home in a crate, however he still is not comfortable being separated from his guardian outside of the home.
After 9 months with his guardian, he started to become territorial and possessive of things. He had an argument with another dog who was trying to take a stick, and inadvertently bit his guardian when she tried to separate the dogs. For his own safety, he is now muzzled when in the company of other dogs.
Cody’s change in behaviour is a bit of a mystery. Since that initial stick incident, and although he loves to socialise with other dogs in the dog park, he will tend to get overexcited which results in an argument. Any dog, male/female, large/small, altered or unaltered that could become the target. We believe that Cody needs to learn to better read canine social cues, as well as how to play appropriately. This can be achieved through a more structured lifestyle that would include solid obedience training that results in instant recall irrespective of the environment, and a job to do, like agility or flyball.
Cody can be reactive towards strangers. He will lunge and bark on lead, but once told to settle and that things are OK, he calms down.
Given his current issues, and although he is well loved, Cody must go to a home that “speaks dog” fluently and will work to rehabilitate his currently undesirable behaviours in a disciplined, constructive, benevolent way. He really is a sweet boy who has a ton of love to give, is a lot of fun to be with and deserves a forever home of his own.
If you would like more information about Cody, please email email@example.com
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