Age Range: 0-1 Year
Cooper is a loyal, adorable, sweet and energetic 9 month old puppy. He will absolutely steal your hearts…but he won’t give it back without a chase. That goes for everything else he can get his mouth on. Nothing within reach, that you don’t want him to have, is off limits. He is extremely intelligent and learns very quickly. Knows basic voice and hand signal commands sit, lie down and shake hands. He knows stay but his body doesn’t seem to understand.
Those are just some of the wonderful and adoring traits Cooper possesses. On the flip side, he is an anxious dog who can’t be left alone. He follows you from room to room. He will cry if he can’t be in the shower with the person he attaches to. He will likely pick one person but may still exhibit that trait with someone else if they are coming hone comes after being gone for some time. He often displays signs of aggression, mostly towards me. His vet believes it’s being driven by frustration and I agree whole heartedly. He wants and needs to be running around outside. We live in an apartment and due to extenuating circumstances are unable to take him out so we have dog walkers who come 5 days a week, taking him on 4-6 mile hour long walks/runs. He comes back happy and exhausted. He’s a very picky eater. We have tried multiple dog food and hone cooked meals for him. My belief is it all goes hand in hand with not getting enough exercise. He’s not great at walking on a leash but he’s getting better. He still needs to learn not to jump on others, not to try to get things off the counter and not to be so rough with kids. He adores children but he wants to jump on them and grab their arm it’s playful but kids don’t like it. He’s a barker. Mostly when he’s scared or when he doesn’t like someone. He loves to get in the tub and he loves to play in water. He just doesn’t want a bath, nor does he want to be groomed or have his nails trimmed. The vet said he would have to be sedated for his next nail trim. As much as he loves going out, he is horrible about getting his collar, harness or leash on.
I am so in love with this dog. So much so that I want him to have a home where he can be his very best self. I want to see his eyes stay lit up like they do when he’s headed out the door or running wild at the dog park. He plays well with other dogs but he can be too much for a smaller dog. He doesn’t realize how big he is. I don’t know how well he would do with cats. We have guides pigs and he wants to play with them so bad but that includes grabbing them with his mouth.
Cooper will require a large fenced yard or farm. He will definitely need a trainer. He will do well with older kids and younger kids, in time.
I’m sure there is something I’m forgetting to include here so, please, feel free to ask. I am truly disheartened to know that I won’t see this puppy grow up but I am also so excited that he will have a better than we can provide him. A life he deserves.
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