-Medium mixed breed
-Born in 2020
-Shy at first, but warms up with treats and pets
-Relaxes outside of shelter setting
-Good with other dogs
-Has lived with cats in previous home
-Loves walks and good on leash
Notes from temporary foster:
“Here are a few notes about Freddie!
In general, upon first greeting in the kennel and starting a walk outside he needs the human to be brave for him. 🙂 He’s still a little jumpy but certainly gains confidence. When getting him out of the kennel and out for a walk it’s best to start walking right away, let him sniff, but limit the human engagement while he gets a bit more comfortable.
Once we were off on our adventure:
He happily jumps in the car now, but the first time, I had to climb in first and then he followed me. He’s great in the car! Loves looking out the window, getting a bit of fresh air. No barking. Also sat patiently in the car when I had to leave him for a couple minutes!
He’s great on a leash. Happy to greet humans that he comes across. Interacted well with other dogs. Both humans and dogs require a slower intro but he doesn’t react to those around him. Over the course of the day he became braver and more curious! Lots of smiles and snuggles for everyone. A few louder / aggressive dogs came towards us and he didn’t engage!
As he’s gaining confidence he’s letting his nose have a bit more fun. He tends to start pulling more on the leash at this point. I think off leash his nose would take him in a variety of directions. Recall coaching will be needed or at least a fenced area when off leash. He loves people but his nose is taking priority! 🙂
He did great in my office. I had to do a couple hours of work and he alternated sniffing around the office and snoozing. He was most interested in being outside adventuring. No accidents!”
Animal Id: 7364