Charlie is simply a wonderful dog. He is gentle and sweet. Charlie always has one of his toys in his mouth and loves to be petted and hugged and kissed. He follows me around all the time and when I stop, he just flops on the floor and snoozes.
He and Cooper 05-010 are best of buddies and play so wonderfully. When Charlie first came, he really didn't care for Cooper's "Come on, I want to play, play, yeah, play, I want that toy in your mouth, come on!" He did a little growling, but mostly just dodge face so Coop didn't get his toy. Well, that has turned into the most fun game. And if Cooper doesn't start it, Charlie will. "Hey Coop, look what I got, want to chase me, come on, come on, look what I've got!" They wrestle and play and then just crash together, they are buds.
So if anyone out there is thinking about two wonderful RAGOM dogs, this is a pair!!! Of course, I realize that it is not a real possibility, so they can go separate, but both either need to be with another dog, or someone that works at home.
Charlie's last home surrendered him because he ran away and has storm and fireworks anxiety - another reason someone needs to be with him a lot. He has been on flower essences since he has been with us. The last thunderstorm we had, he was outside with me, underneath a roofed area and didn't seem to even care about the storm. I call that great progress! He would still need to be given the essence before the storm, but the improvement has been wonderful! Two of our own dogs used to be so scared of storms, and after a season of using Rescue Remedy and Master's Pear flower essences, they don't even care about the storms anymore.
Charlie doesn't like to be confined in small spaces (neither does my sister!). He will go into a crate and lay down just fine, but he tried to eat his way out of a kennel run this week. However, since he is so great in the house, he never really needs to be confined. He did go through 2 screen doors in his last home when he was scared, but again, that fear is becoming less with the flower essences. So with a little common sense, he would do fine.
Charlie also needs a secure fenced in back yard and not just be left out alone. Charlie needs to be part of a family who loves him and makes him feel secure and wanted. He really is so loving and sweet.
He is house trained and has never had an accident here. He isn't a big chewer - will chew on his rawhides, but never just devours them. And loves to carry around his soft toys and squeekies, but doesn't destroy them. He gets along fine with cats and other dogs. This guy is great!
When I brought him to the vet for his heartworm check and vaccinations, the vet wanted to adopt him! Everyone is charmed by his looks and personality. He is great in the car and seems to like new places to explore. He is a confident dog, but just has a few things he is scared of, but don't we all?
If you would like to meet this handsome boy, or maybe two? just let RAGOM know!