Date into Rescue: 2/16/2018 Reason for being in rescue: NC shelter- owner release, no reason given Special Needs: What kind of home would be best for me: Rocky is seeking a home with an experienced, disciplined dog owner and someone who will take the time to train and love him. What is my personality like: At two years old, Rocky is full of puppy energy! Full grown, he still seems very much like an untrained puppy. He was turned into the Greensboro shelter by his former owner. We were not told why but we suspect behavior problems. Rocky is talkative. When he wants attention or wants to play, he makes a lot of noises and growls. He play bites, putting hands and fingers in his mouth as a puppy would do. He just hasn't been taught that putting everything in his mouth isn't what most people like. Instead of play biting a hand, give him a toy. He loves toys! He's a smart guy and picks up things quickly. He listens when someone talks to him and he is very attentive to his surroundings. He can be treat motivated if it is a high enough value treat. In a crate he rides beautifully in the car. When you first meet Rocky, it's best to take things slowly. It takes him time to adjust and warm up to new people. He loves being on a leash but he doesn't know how to walk on one politely. He wants to run and jump and fly! He gets so excited that he is going somewhere! The fun is about to start--he is just sure of it. With training he could turn into a great walking or running partner. When tested with cats, Rocky was good with them but he is dog selective. Rocky's ideal new home would be one where he is the only dog and someone can devote time and energy to training him. It will pay off--he's a sweetheart at his core--he needs someone to believe in him and show him how fun training can be. Please note: Rocky was adopted and then returned to us due to biting. He needs stern but patient owners to help guide him. How do I act when I first meet new people: It is best to take things slow when you first meet Rocky. It takes him time to adjust and warm up to new people. He does know how how to walk on a leash but not really well, he does pull a lot. With training he could be a great walking partner and running partner. Tips and Tidbits: Toys and treats are the way to his heart! House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
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