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Oh, yes, Sable loves, loves, loves being a puppy and doing puppy things. He loves to play with other dogs, explore his yard and wear himself out and then come inside and cuddle and snuggle with his loving foster family.
There is a softness about Sable that has touched his foster father’s heart. He doesn’t engage in some of the behaviors that are expected from pups – no counter surfing, no digging, no chewing and only occasional barking. He does not like the crate and has done fine for short periods of time alone with other dogs. He sleeps happily at the foot of the bed. He is house and doggy door trained. He rides well in the car. Not to mention that he is a beautiful young fellow!
These happy, spontaneous puppy behaviors didn’t happen right away. Sable came to ESRA with little experience in the outside world. Although Sable and his brother, Sterling, had interaction with a lot of other dogs, they didn’t have a lot of supervision and are in the process of learning proper dog manners and proper behavior with humans. Sable is learning that the world can be a safe, loving place.
Sable is wary when he meets new people, no matter how well intentioned they may be. If a visitor sits down and gives him time and space, his curiosity prevails. He never had exposure to children and is quite frightened of them, at least for now. He startles at loud noises and sudden movement, at least for now, too. Sable wants to be the carefree playful puppy he should be but still is overcoming some anxiety. He is in the process of gaining confidence and becoming more secure.
Our boy would do best in an adult home with another young dog A retired couple or a couple that works at home or not at all would be best for Sable. He will do best with a family that is home most of the time and is not gone for long periods of time. He needs patience, love and predictability from his new family as he gains more confidence and security. Basic obedience training is a must for him as he has had none. This snuggly, cuddly boy has a lot of love to give in return.
We believe that they Sable would do best in a home with another young dog for play and companionship. Sable needs a moderate level of activity for his age, but he is still a puppy and has puppy energy.
Please let us know if you believe you might be the right family for Sable.