- Status: Adopted! | View Nigel's Success Story!
- Adoption Fee: $230
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D100108
- Current Age: 11 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Nigel is a dream dog. He is SO sweet . He has been kind and loving to everyone he has met. Literally melting into their leg to get loving. There is not a dog he does not like. He is still a puppy but really has not exhibited too many negaitive puppy behavior- ie he does not chew things and he has not had any accidents in the house. In fact he can hold is bladder for an extremely long time.
He enjoys walks but he is afraid of moving cars. I do not think he has had any formal obedience training but he is picking stuff up very quickly. Many things in life to Nigel seem to still be new and he is timid, often crouching in a down position to try to avoid them, but once he has experienced them he comes around to just being an excited dog. He had not been in a petco store previously the auto doors and the linoleum scared him alot but we used treats and he made it through. I think by the end he was enjoying himself there. Nigel does feel that he gets to sit on the couches with his people but we are working on that.
Nigel has been in foster care for 3 weeks and he has come along way. He was timid and afraid of everything when he came to us but now he is doing fantastic. He has learned sit, down, leave it, no, and come. He learned the boundaries of our invisible fence and he is timid enough that he will not challenge those boundaries. He is struggling with stay but he is very cute wriggling his whole body while his tail wags and he " sneaks up" to you. We have not been able to get Nigel to go up or down our stairs. He will do set of small steps but I can not get him up a big stairway. Nigel likes everyone that he meets however he would do best in a home without infants or toddlers as he does not like things unpredictable . At our house when he has had enough craziness (kids are 3 and 4) he takes himself into a room by himself .
Nigel has learned to chew on rawhides and treats but is still not chewing on shoes etc. Sometimes he does " gather " them. About 1 time a week Ill find a couple of shoes that he has collected in his bed but that is all he does with them- collect. We can go on walks with Nigel on or off of the lead and he does not run away but he does go and meet other dogs people etc on the way.
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