Male 5.2 years
Adopted Added June 04, 2022
Mr. Social Butterfly and Prince Charming rolled into one. That’s Bo in a nutshell.
Bo has settled very quickly here at our home and seems to be very comfortable around our family (husband disabled & stays at home; wife works from home; adult son works a full-time job). He is very respectful of my husband when he walks with a cane down our narrow hall to go from/to our bedroom. He also is gentle in his interactions with him (my husband). He is still learning about children. He did okay around a 10-year old girl. Their interactions were closely supervised, but Bo learned very quickly, seemed very comfortable, and enjoyed her attention.
He is very loving and loves meeting new people. He loved “supervising” the HVAC service guy. He even got to meet the mail lady, and fell in love with her, since she gave him some treats!!
He is delightfully curious, always perking up at some new sound or smell, especially in the backyard (there’s a walking trail behind and the BART runs close by too). He is not reactive to loud noises like the BART train, ambulances (we live near a major hospital), and police/fire sirens. Also, he seemed non-plussed by the July 4th fireworks, and we have some people in nearby neighborhoods who like to light up those M80’s.
He recalls well in our backyard; we are now letting him out w/out a leash there under close supervision. He has a great alarm bark if there’s loud noise outside, like the neighbors doing something, or someone at the door.
Like most dogs, he is treat motivated, but also play/toy motivated. He really LOVES squeaky toys, so those are reserved for after training sessions as a special incentive.
His foster mom boasts Bo knows his name, has good recall, has a great internal clock for mealtimes, is learning house rules and boundaries (learning the command “not yours” similar to “leave it”), and learning to respect doorways and not dash out the door ahead of his people.
He is starting to work on basic commands such as “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “off”, “up” (jump into the car) and “look out” (to move out of the way of his foster dad’s wheelchair). Bo is also beginning to learn “heel” and leash manners. He isn’t a fan of baths, yet, but maybe in time.
Overall, Bo is super-trainable and responds well, especially when food/treats and love are in abundance. He will make an amazing dog for some lucky family/human/couple.