black lab mix|male|2 years old|52 lbs|Adoption Fee $275
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 2: Jack continues to work on his training and is having a few sessions with Sit Means Sit in the coming weeks. He is doing quite well at the "place" command. He also feels comfortable in his crate and does great if crated when strangers come over. He continues to be a big sweetheart when given the chance to acclimate to a new person!
Jack will take more work than your average dog to keep up with his training, but he is definitely worth it! Jack's ideal home would be willing to continue working on muzzle training and obedience training and would be willing to give him plenty of time to acclimate safely to his new people :)
Pupdate 1: This is my buddy Jack Jack! He is a lovely, loving black lab mix. Jack is a low to medium energy dog that likes to play with toys occassionally, loves rawhides, enjoys snoozing near you and has a blast playing with other dogs. He is pretty food motivated and is potty and crate trained. He does well in his crate while I'm gone for work for 9 hours a day. Jack gets along great with dogs of all types. He is very gentle to small dogs, senior dogs, and puppies. He is fine with cats too!
Jack has had a rough past though and says he doesn't like to talk about it. But we can tell that he may have been abused because of some scars on his back. Because of this, he is nervous around strangers, particularly when they stand up or when they are coming through a doorway. Jack has bitten people out of fear before. He has practiced a lot with wearing his basket muzzle to keep everyone safe while we practice meeting strangers though. He does great with redirection from an e-collar as well and recently had an evaluation at Sit Means Sit dog training. Jack's issues are very manageable with consistent guidance and routine. He is learning the "place" command so that he can have a job to do to make his human happy when strangers come over instead of being anxious about what to do. It is helping him a lot!
Once he trusts you, he is the absolute sweetest young boy you'll meet! He adores his human and wants nothing more than to make sure you are happy and safe. If you are crying or get hurt, Jack will come to your side to make sure you're okay :) Same goes for him around other dogs too. He knows how to sit to get your attention and pets instead of jumping all over you. Jack Jack would be so happy to find a home where he can chill and watch the squirrels, chew on bones, stare into your eyes, and romp around with a fur brother or sister. He'd love to have his new owner keep working on his anxiety with him as well. A calmer household with few guests or one that is willing to separate him when guests come over would be FANTASTIC!