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Wyatt

a picture of Wyatt a dog that needs a foster home.

Location: Dallas, TX

Age: 3 years, 9 months

Posted on: 11/9/2022

Posted by: Individual

Wyatt urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

Military Deployment

How long is fostering needed for?

Long term

Other notes

Wyatt is very friendly, loyal, and energetic dog. Loves to play fetch and tug-o-war. He also loves to climb and jump whenever he is outdoors. Enjoys getting into the water, only if it’s a small plastic kiddie pool. Never exposed him to an actual pool, so no knowledge if has any fears of swimming. He can only be bathed in the tub with a cup or bowl. He does not like hoses for his baths. He is house trained. Although, if placed in a new home he might develop some level or nervousness that could result him chewing on various household items to calm down. Use of elk antlers is the best option to give him to chew on instead of shoes or baseboards. He also suffers separation anxiety but has learned to decrease his outbursts (whines & barks) within my apartment. When excited (arriving at the dog park or meeting a well known dog) he tends to bark non-stop for approximately 10 minutes.

He loves adults, especially when food is involved. Once he gets to know that person, he becomes deeply attached. When interacting with kids/children, his play style is more aggressive which can be viewed as a potential for injuries. I don’t have any kids so he has no formal training on how to correct that behavior. He has a tendency to gnaw on fingers (not hard) when he is in “play” mode. If given the chance he loves to lick faces, so be prepared. At night, he sleeps with me on my bed and has been doing that since I got him as a puppy. He is able to sleep in his crate during the day when I’m gone. However, if placed in a new home and forced to sleep in his crate at night, he could act out due to his separation anxiety.

He is docile with smaller dogs. When playing with equal or larger size dogs, he has a dominant personality. If overpowered, he tends to respond negatively by being more aggressive to gain that dominance. Because of this, he has gotten into a few scuffles in the past that required immediate separation. No exposure to cats so unknown on how he would react if left in the same room with one.

He is trained on “sit”, “stay”, “leave it”, “come”, “down”. Still working on “off” because he does tend to stand up to place his front paws on people and furniture.

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