Moose is a very handsome man that found himself in a local pound and very, very skinny. We are still confused as to how he must have gotten there since he is such a lovely boy. The vet thinks Moose is between 1 and 2. We think he is a Boxer mix, possibly a Boxer-Great Dane mix.
Moose is fully house trained and happy in his crate during the work day. He knows some basic commands and likes to show off his shake a paw (more like a high 5, actually!).
Moose needs daily exercise and would like to be part of a household where he has regular walks each day and a chance to run and play. But once you are inside, is most happy by your side, doing whatever it is you want to do. He is very sweet and loving, playful, he loves to be petted, and he is a very happy and enthusiastic guy.
Moose can be enthusiastic at times - when it is time for a walk or you get home he is just bouncy and squirmy so he has been working on sitting and waiting while he gets his collar and jacket on, as well as when he is coming and going from the house. Sometimes when he has some pent up energy he will try to mouth your sleeves and jump up a bit, but he means no harm and responds well to consistent correction/redirection.
Moose LOVES other dogs and will need some time being socialized so that he is not so excited when he meets them. He settled in with his foster brother, Jackson, once Jackson set the household boundaries - once they were clear, Moose showed good social skills (and some pretty awesome play moves!). Moose might benefit from a training class where he has to learn to focus while in the presence of other dogs. He can be quite strong on a leash when meeting new dogs, but otherwise his leash skills are coming along.
We have not tested Moose with cats or kids, but generally he is intelligent, respectful of the unknown, and responds to correction. With respect to kids, I don`t think there would be any concern except with respect to bumping into small children when he is excited.
Overall Moose is a lovely dog with all of the right pieces already. In order for him to thrive, he will just need regular exercise, the stability of a forever home and some consistent small corrections day to day as he learns the finer details of being a someone's forever dog.
Moose is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested (negative), and will be microchipped prior to adoption.
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