|Corky was given away at the free spay/neuter clinic in
Mission, SD. He is a very sweet dog, quiet and mild mannered. Not sure if
he is housetrained, so we are monitoring that. He walks well on the leash
and does a few basic commands. He seems to be very playful with other
dogs. I have seen him playing with Thistle, Bob, and Zelda. Corky likes
his bones to chew on and a good kong.
As he gets adjusted, we will keep
you updated. Neutered, UTD on vaccinations.
Still very calm and quiet. Will play with the other dogs. He likes to chew
on shoes. We have shelving in the garage and most of the pairs have one
shoe chewed up. And, he does like his raw bones, too, when a shoe isn't
available. His housetraining is in progress. He did well with crates, but,
work more on that. His training hasn't started as yet or walking on the
leash. He is very loving and really takes to his TLC!
Corky gets sweeter by the day! I haven't worked with him
much on the housetraining yet, so that is amiss! I have been
concentrating on Bosco and Tucker (formerly Thistle) more so. Took him to
training day and he did well. He is getting the marker down well. He
works better with the clicker. Responds fantastic with that! He did the
free shaping quickly! The clicker helped! Still needs alternatives to
chewing inappropriate items. But, he doesn't mind the switch. Pretty
even mannered. Doesn't seem to bother the cat. Of course, I am holding
her, too. Crates well.
Corky walks very well with the gentle leader. He is sooo sweet! Still
working on the housetraining. He will be doing better at that in his new
foster home! They have 2 small children and a big lab. Corky just loves
people! He went up and kissed my grandson and they had a nice
conversation. He is very interested in cats, but backs off when I call his
name. So, he isn't vicious with cats, just needs more interaction and
work. Corky is getting adjusted to the new diet. He licks off the lettuce
and eats everything else. Corky is micro chipped. He also gets car sick,
so needs to have an empty stomach, devoid of food and water! Rides well,
Good afternoon! We have had an interesting weekend at our
house. Trent put up a fence this morning, it is a nice area for the dogs
to run. It goes from the back of our house into the woods, there are trees
inside the fenced area. Corky and Meadow seemed to enjoy running and
Also, Corky did manage to sneak out the front door of the house this
weekend. He took a cruise through the woods behind our house. I followed
him into the swamp before I got to him. By then he and I both needed a
bath :-). I put him in the tub and gave him a good bath. I feel bad that
he got out, but we did have fun running through the woods. It was good
Corky has been doing very well on the house manners and he is really
learning from Meadow. We never struggle to get him in the kennel, he goes
right in. He is good about going potty as soon as we take him out. We
haven't had any accidents in the house. And he and Meadow play so well
together. I hope to start working on some specific activities with him. He
doesn't respond very quickly to sit or come. And he isn't as food
motivated as Meadow. So working with him will be a good challenge for me!
Have you had anyone interested in him?
Current Foster Mom
I just left Corky and his foster family. He is
learning all kinds of manners and structure. He goes potty on command,
plays well with Meadow, the family dog, and he loves the kids to death! He
hasn't had any potty accidents, so is doing well with housetraining. He
gets to go on walks daily, too.
Corky is now back with us. His foster family adopted another dog. I
am working with him on sits and come. He is very food motivated! I work
with him just before his meals and he is hungry. He is doing downs, too.
Have to watch my hand as how to do it, though. He will pop up if I don't
work it right. When he gets outside, he is all nose to the ground and
calling him is fruitless. So, am working on that. Making coming to me an
event with loads of food in hand! Then, I tell him to go play and call
him back with loads of food, again, after about 10 minutes. He crates
well, is real good about housetraining. Loves kids!