Sex: M Age: 4 years Color: Gray Merle Spayed / Neutered: Y House Trained: Y Good w / Dogs: N Good w / Cats: N Good w / Kids: N
Luke is a handsome 4 year old grey merle male cocker spaniel. He is a big boy who weighs around 50 pounds. He was an owner surrender from Lubbock, TX. He knows some simple commands and is house trained. This boy is working through some aggression issues. He is currently working with a dog trainer.
Update on Lukeís progress:
For the past three weeks Luke has been in a foster home of one of our DFWCSR volunteers. His foster mom has enrolled him in a 6-week training class at Petco. He has been working with trainer Tish Meyer who has 20+ years of training experience. She has taught Luke's foster mom to not be fearful of him and to stand her ground as she is the leader of the pack. Luke is learning obedience and some simple commands like how to come when called, how to accept praise, sit, up and lay down. The lessons (in the store and practicing at home) are helping to build up confidence in this sweet boy. His mom has also been exercising him a lot by taking him to daycare and for long walks and to the dog park.
He is slowly warming up and has not had any bouts of growling/jumping for the past week - which is an accomplishment! He will let his foster mom pet him, play with him with his toys and recently - give him a hug. He did attend the Lewisville Meet and Greet last weekend and did a great job. He let people pet him and he was able to deal with the noise and shuffling of visitors and store customers. We thought that we would share this update on Luke to share his progress throughout the weeks. As of now, Luke is 'on hold' until he finishes his training classes and has worked through his issues with aggression.
We will share more updates with you soon!
If you would like to meet Luke, please complete our adoption application and put his name at the top. http://dfwcockerrescue.org/ under Adoptions, Adoption Information.
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