DUKE is a gorgeous 53-pound, 2-year-old BC/Yellow Lab mix boy. He is incredibly athletic & loves to run full out & to jump. (He would be a great running partner or hiking buddy). Even though he likes to jump, Duke is a kind boy, & he doesn’t jump up on people; when his front feet leave the ground it’s only to give his person a gentle hug. He loves people & gets along beautifully with the dogs in his foster home. He lived previously in a home with 6 other dogs, & he is reported to have gotten along well with all of them, too. We don’t know about cats.
DUKE knows some commands. He sits nicely & has a decent recall, especially when there are treats involved. Even so, he will benefit from continuing his training. He isn’t interested in toys at this point, but he is a smart, attentive boy & could undoubtedly learn to play with toys in time. He does, however, respond well to treats, & he takes them gently. So, treats will be a wonderful reinforcement for any training his new family wants to do with him. DUKE is crate-trained & hasn’t had an accident in his foster home. He goes into his crate easily for a cookie. He is quiet, & will only bark with a deep, meaningful voice when a delivery person drives by, or when one of the neighbor dogs barks. DUKE doesn’t bark for more than a minute or two & stops immediately when asked. He simply wants to let his person know that someone or something is about.
DUKE loves to ride in the car & go for outings with his foster mom. He loads up like a champ & rides quietly. So, he will be a great adventure buddy, or a traveler happy to go with you to dog sporting events. He walks nicely on a harness & leash, & wiggles from head to toe with joy when he sees a neighbor on his walk. He does pull a bit when he sees another dog on his walk, but again, it’s more from excitement than anything else. DUKE does need a securely fenced yard (6 or more feet), or when he is left to his own devices, he will use his incredibly athletic jumping ability to take himself on his own adventures. And truly, DUKE doesn’t want to run away; he simply doesn’t like to be alone in the yard with nothing to do. (The one time he jumped his foster mom’s fence, he was so happy to see her when he was making his way back down the street to home–after meeting all the neighbors & their dogs. Everyone he met commented on what a nice dog he is! He looked so happy that it was hard to be cross with him).
DUKE is micro-
DUKE is being fostered north of Sacramento, CA.
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