Rex is an absolute ham! He is very happy, bright, and enthusiastic. Rex would prefer an experienced home where he can continue his physical therapy and his basic manners training. He is very easy to train since he is very food motivated. Rex knows to sit, down, wait, stay, and potty pretty well, and he is working on come, shake/paw, leave it, drop it, no biting (by redirecting), and doggie door. He even knows some of the hand commands like sit and down. With a reminder, he even knows he needs to sit and wait before the door is open for him.
Rex absolutely loves new people, attention, and butt scratches. Since he is still a youngster and just enjoys attention, he leans into the hugs/scratches and gets very excited (he tends to be mouthy and wiggly.) He would really benefit greatly and bond with the new family faster with additional and continual training.
What did you implement for house training? Do you think it's working? Rex has not had any accidents in the house but he was on a regular potty schedule while in foster home. He will vocalize his needs. He knows the command of potty or go potty.
Have you introduced them to a crate? If so, what kind of crate and what was their reaction? While in foster home, due to his injury and his activity level, he was not crated. However, he does stay in a crate for car rides. He tends to chew on the bedding so a chew toy or chew treats would be recommended.
How many hours did you leave them home alone? What was their behavior like when left alone? He has been left alone in his confined area for 2 to 3 hours. He mostly sleeps or chews on toys but he does get bored and tries to chew on items he is not supposed to.
What is their behavior like with other animals? He loves to play and initiates play bow and vocalization. Since he is still recovering from his surgery, he has not been allowed rough play.
What is their behavior like with new people and/or children? : Rex loves people and enjoys attention. He loves to greet everyone he is in contact with. Rex greets enthusiastically so small children may not be suitable.