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Lab mix | 80lbs | Male | 2 year old | Dog social (proper intros and supervision required) | No cats | Kids 12+ | High Energy | Crate trained | House trained | Fostered in Guelph, ON
Vetting: No known health concerns
Adoption fee: $600
Sweet boy Reese has been on quite the journey since arriving with us. At 1 year old, Reese came to us with next to no training or manners, but has since earned "good boy status", with help from his foster momma. Reese is house and crate trained. He is good with people, but is a VERY bouncy and uncoordinated boy, which is why he is looking for a home that is filled with adults only.
It is quite possible that before coming to us, Reese had never gone on a proper leash walk. Previously, he did not understand being on a leash and got very overstimulated by all the exciting things in the real world; this included cars, people, pets, etc. Reese has worked with a trainer, and his foster mom extensively, and we are happy to report that he is much less reactive on leash now. Reese is still working on overstimulation and excitement when passing other dogs, but has improved immensely with consistent walks and exposure!
Reese is a medium-high energy dog and would benefit from an active family who is looking for a dog that would enjoy daily activities such as (but of course not limited to) training, running, fetch and tug, patience and support. He is not a rude boy, but will need guidance for how to be polite and gentle and not jump, which he is still working on with his foster mom's guidance. Reese enjoys playing fetch and has a solid “out” command, which makes it easy to drain his energy! He is happy to entertain himself in the yard as long as there is a ball or a bone around. Inside, he is practicing his place command, which is getting better each day, but he still struggles when his humans are moving around and he is expected to stay on place.
What Reeses foster mom would like you to know about Reese:
“Reese is a fun, sweet boy who we can’t wait to see thrive in his forever home. When we took him in from a kill shelter, we received a note from his previous person that went over a few key struggles that they had with him, the main one being his manners. After lots of work we are happy to report that this smart boy has made immense progress and has blossomed into a super fun and loving dog. On leash, he still can become overstimulated in busy areas but has the basics and loose leash walking down super well. He still struggles when passing other dogs on his walks and can become reactive, but we are confident that this will decrease with time. While we do this, we would love to transition him into his forever home with our support so that he has the best chance to grow. Reese is basically a giant puppy who is eager to learn and will do best with a family who is interested in training to bring out the best version of Reese.”
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