Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: Buff Spayed / Neutered: Y House Trained: Y Good w / Dogs: Y Good w / Cats: Unknown Good w / Kids: Y
Brody is a 4-5 year old English Cocker who weighs 24 lbs. This boy has been at the vet since mid-June. He has had a difficult time with vetting and is slowly learning to show tolerance during treatment.
Brody was found as a stray, and shows signs that his previous life experience has not been positive. It is possible that he was not allowed in a house because he seems to be fearful of everything inside. He also shows signs of being disciplined improperly. He needs to learn basic commands and is starving for attention.
However, when he goes outside he is a happy dog. He introduces himself to every tree and runs like there is no tomorrow! Once he is trained with a lot of love and positive reinforcement, he will be ready to be adopted and live the life a Cocker Spaniel was meant to live!
Hi everyone, it is me, Brody! I have been in my foster home for a while now. I have gained so much confidence in just a few weeks. I felt all the love coming to me from all my foster momís friends and family from the Facebook comments and all the positive vibes you are sending my way. In addition to love, I believe a routine, boundaries and patience have helped too. I have been busy this week. I have done the following:
- I learned to go in and out the doggy door. What a cool invention! I can go outside and run around as much as I want, and then I can come in, get my drink of cooler water and then rest until I am ready to go outside again.
- I have stopped pacing inside the house. I can lay down anywhere in the house and fall asleep. I now causally walk from room to room. When I see a toy I like my casual walk turns into a trot, but hey, it is a toy and I want to play!
- I am almost completely potty trained and I do not have to wear that nasty belly band anymore. I have completely quit marking in the house. That is because I am comfortable in my environment. Since I learned how to go in and out the doggy door, I do not potty in the house. As soon as my foster mom does her potty dance, I know what she wants me to do, and I head straight outside. I do not think she knows how funny she looks when she does that dance!
- I have learned to sit on command. I had a training session last week from my friend Jan and I have practiced every day. Now I know how to sit on command. Did you know that something yummy comes when you sit on command? Training is such a fun activity.
- I now sleep through the night. In fact when my foster mom sets up my diffuser for the night, I supervise her, making sure she puts in the right number of drops of each oil. As soon as she turns it on, I say goodnight and crawl into my crate for the night.
I know I have several more hurdles to go, but at this rate, I am going to get there real soon, mainly because of all the LOVE, LOVE, LOVE I am getting. So please continue to send those positive vibes and love to me. I am receiving them and I LOVE it. And my nub is wagging because of you!
If you would like to meet Brody, please complete our adoption application and put his name at the top. http://dfwcockerrescue.org/
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