Daniel

(Bear)

#16-087

At A Glance


  • Age: 10 years, 7 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted

Profile


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date PostedFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly6/16/2016 Either physical fence or leashed walks only;
no invisible fence or tie-out
Yes
Prefers to be the only dog
No
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Daniel is a very cuddly, happy, social boy, with bounds of energy. He loves being around his human, and loves meeting new human friends. He will cuddle with you for days. He likes his toys (rope and tennis balls), and he responds well to training. He knows "sit," "down," and "heel," and he now walks fairly well on a leash. He will wait for you to tell him to eat his food, and he loves kefir for his treat! He is hysterical when he plays with his rope, and he loves to be near the people he loves. He is 5 years old, but you will find him often acting like he is still just a pup. He is smart and eager to please, and consistent training is key for him.

 

Daniel has a bit of a prey drive, and also some instinctual protectiveness. He is looking for a home with no cats, and he would do best as the only dog in the house. He will bark at other dogs, though he has been working on this. His friendly bark sounds a little scary, so sometimes people don’t know he just wants to play. Some socialization would be beneficial.

He came into foster care with a several ticks on him and an ear infection. He tested negative for tick illnesses, and his ear infection has been cleared up. He hasn’t had any accidents in the house since the first day, as he knows that his home is his home, and he likes keeping his house nice.

 

He crates well when his foster mom is not at home, though he barks for a few minutes when she leaves. He has mild storm anxiety, but he settles down with comforting. He currently sleeps on the floor in his foster mom’s room, so he doesn’t need to sleep in the bed. He also knows not to get on the couch. He jumps a little when he’s excited to go outside, but he is getting better. His foster mom thinks that he had a pretty rural life before, cause it seemed like he had never seen a bicycle, firetruck, school bus, etc before. He was a little scared of these things at first, and would lunge and bark at them, but he has gotten used to all of these things now. He does great with baths, and he’s super fluffy and soft when he’s all freshened up! He is a little grabby with treats, but he does not resource-guard and is okay with giving up his bones and toys when asked to.

 

He would do well with a family where he is not left alone for too much of the day. He loves kids, though he might need to learn how to not lean into (cuddle) little kids if there are small children in the home.

He loves walks and runs! He is a good running partner, which has helped him lose a little weight in foster care. While a physical fence would be nice, the only requirement is that he does not have an invisible fence, as he would probably run right through it if there was a bunny on the other side of his boundary zone. He is strong and will pull when he wants to, so a future owner will have to recognize this and work on teaching him to not lunge for things he wants.

 

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