Hi! My name is

Brooks

AARCS ID
A47571448

SEX
Male

BREED
Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix

SIZE
Medium

Date of Birth
April 19, 2019

Located In
Calgary

About Brooks

“Hi there, my name is Brooks and I am so excited to meet my forever family! I am the biggest cuddle bug, and my favorite activity is giving kisses to my new foster mom and dad.  I can sometimes get overwhelmed by how much I love my humans, so I can forget my manners. I am working on not jumping up when I get excited and I am making great progress with the help of treats, but for now a house with kids over 14 is ideal.

I love going for walks because I get to see all the other doggies and people, but the leash is new to me and I do not realize how strong I am when I pull. I need a new parent that helps me work on this with patience, but again I am so keen to learn when treats are involved.

I have met some dog friends and have gotten along well with them, and have played well with dogs on structured playdates. I can be a bit rude and am not very tolerant with dogs myself, so although I can get along with the right kind of dogs I would be best as the only pet in the home at this time. I do get offended if other dogs bark at me on leash, so I need someone who can continue to work on this with me and reward calm behaviour instead!

At about two years old I like playing and getting out for exercise, but I spend most of my day sleeping next to my foster dad while he works. If you let me, I like getting up on the couch for snuggles, but I am learning the new command ‘off’ and I am okay sleeping on the ground as long as I get to give you a few kisses before I lie down. I haven’t had any inside accidents and have survived alone roaming the apartment for a few hours.” – xo, Brooks

Brooks came to us with not a lot known about him. We don’t think he had much training on basic commands but has had no issues with being house trained. He is apprehensive in new environments, like hallways, but with lots of encouragement and love he is thriving in a supportive environment. He does not like the crate at the moment, but that is another thing we are working on. In the few short days we have had Brooks he has learned sit, down, off, and has made strides on the leash! Brooks is a big, strong dog that can forget his size and needs to continue to work on his training. He can also jump up and mouth when he gets excited which can intimidate people.

 

Good with Cats?

NO CATS PLEASE!

Good with Dogs?

Only dog in the home

Good with Kids?

Kids 14+

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Brooks can be rude with other dogs, and has some reactivity on leash that will need ongoing training

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