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Date of Birth
January 7, 2020
Gussy’s high energy and activity level make it hard to notice he has a little arthritis in his leg, probably from a previously untreated injury. He loves to play outside with his foster sisters which includes a lot of “chase”. Gussy is fully house trained — no accidents. He also sleeps through the night, and doesn’t need to be crated for this.
He has little love for confinement in the crate so this is an ongoing training exercise. Thank goodness he loves his treats. He has quickly learned some household manners such as “sit” and “down” and we are working on his occasional mouthing when he thinks it’s play time. We are also discouraging the occasional counter surfing.
He has retained some of the typical puppy traits such as chewing on things he shouldn’t, which we are also addressing. Gussy has shown himself to be trainable but will need a firm, knowledgeable hand. He would greatly benefit from a single dwelling home with securely fenced yard to give him more outlets for his energy.
“I bond quickly to my people and look forward to a future of training.”
Good with Cats?
NO CATS PLEASE!
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
Kids 16+ Recommended
Do I Need Special Care?
Both, Medical and Behavioral — Gussy has some arthritis that needs ongoing medical attention. He is currently working through leash reactivity and excitability when he sees other dogs.