Prince is a Lab mix, who is about 80 lbs. of all sweetness. He is just over a year now (15 months) and is very healthy and active. Prince came back to RAGOM when his adoptive family was sent overseas for their employment, and were unable to take Prince along due to travel restrictions. He was up for adoption for a bit, then his former family thought they might have some loop holes to work with and the possibility arose for Prince to join them overseas, so Prince was taken back off the web site in order to give the family the opportunity to try and work this out. Unfortunately, it did not come to pass - there were just too many obstacles with the travel and restrictions. So, Prince is back on the web page and ready for adoption!
He has come quite far in his development since coming back to us in September. He completed a course of obedience, and is now able to walk on a leash with a leader and our biggest accomplishment has been working him up to being crated. He broke out of several crates early on, but after several months of coaxing, lots of positive reinforcement, a steel wire kennel and patience, he is now able to be crated while we are away from home and has even been known to take a little nap in there when he thinks no one is looking :) He still has issues as far as counter surfing, and getting into the trash if it is not behind closed doors, but we have learned to keep the counters clear and no food is left out.
He is still a big sweetie, and is very attached to the teenaged girls in the house as well as the 3 year old and most of all, our resident Golden. They still play like puppies every chance they get. Prince has a lot of energy and needs daily exercise, but will calm down when he needs to. He loves going for walks and is still very curious about the world around him. He gets along great with other dogs, cats (we have 4), loves kids, although he does forget his size every now and then, as he is still pretty young.
He is quite smart and very food/treat motivated so has the potential to learn much more than he knows now - which are the basics - come when called, sit, down, off, stay and heeling on the leash. He is not fond of being left alone, and must be crated when he is, or he will chew inappropriate items. He loves to go bye bye and is still really playful. He is also fairly sensitive and gets his feelings hurt easily. He is really just a big lover and wants to be with people....he is a very loyal and friendly dog who deserves a wonderful family to love him back.