Flynn is an exuberant, lively boy that is about a year old. This handsome black and tan boy is from the local shelter, and although not much is known about his background, he seems to connect well with people, is eager to please, listens well, and responds to light corrections. Flynn walks well on leash, rides well in the car, is housebroken and sleeps in a crate at night.
His enthusiasm and mouthiness require someone that can commit to learn what it best takes to manage him so that he can learn his role as a dog and family member. Initially, redirecting Flynn's busyness of picking up and moving items on the floor of the house and garage to a rope toy or a Kong helped him learn what is on and off limits, although now he knows and his foster family simply has him drop items that are not his. Currently, the foster family is teaching him to put away his dog dish when he is finished with a meal instead of tossing it.
Initially, he would bark and hackle with excitement when meeting the foster family's friends and their dogs, but now he just vocalizes or screams with excitement when he realizes it's walk time. He is also excited every morning to start his day.
When Flynn does need to be crated, he does best with a strong plastic Vari Kennel that closes 4 directions. Although he sleeps in a wire crate at night, he will bend wires and begin to undo a wire crate if left alone.
Regular, daily exercise, including him on errands, and gradual exposure to different environments help him to be a calmer, relaxed dog. He is a curious, smart dog that needs a varied environment and direction on how to behave. Although Flynn runs laps and plays well in the yard with the foster family's calm male shepherd, he prefers to be indoors as much as possible with his foster family. He can be pushy when he's playful or bored.. His new forever home must commit to significant daily exercise and have a plan to get him into formal training.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added November 2019