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At A Glance
From Melissa J to Donis G
October 28, 2012
Who is the sweetest, newest RAGOM boy?? Henri is! Henri came to RAGOM when his family had to move out of state. He was obviously very loved because he LOVES his people! Henri is about 6 years old and was originally adopted by his surrendering family two years ago from a local humane society. We don't know much about his life before that but he certainly had some good experiences to have become so sweet now :)
Henri's family reported that he had previously barked at people that came to the door and once tore the pant leg of a maintenance guy. Here he has welcomed my dog walkers whom he had never met and also a friend who came down for the weekend. He did bark at the teenage neighbor boy when he came to the fence. We will do proper introductions to the boy later. We hope to learn more about this as time goes by.
Henri was also reported to have such a strong drive to be with his people that he would whine, jump out an open car window and be destructive when left alone. He does fine when left home with another dog. That must be true because Henri has done fine here with our residents when left alone. He does make an issue of your leaving by whining and barking but it quickly subsides. We have been working on CALM comings and goings so that he knows there is no need for excited behavior. He does not get any petting until he is quiet, calm and sitting. This has been EASY for Henri to figure out. He is definitely a velcro dog.
He does great with the other dogs here although he is just starting to look like he wants to play with them. Henri knows the 'sit' command and offers it easily. He also comes when called. We have a fenced in yard so not sure yet if he would run off without one. It doesn't seem likely since he so wants to be with his people. He may wander to explore as he loves to do that here. Henri appears healthy except for some allergy symptoms. He is currently eating a grain free food so we are hoping that helps clear up his itchy, red ears and goopy eyes. He will go to the vet next week for a wellness exam and we will talk to the vet about this.
If you love the velcro Golden's who just want to be loved and also have another resident dog, check out this sweet boy! You will fall in love as we have.