Frank

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We are pleased to introduce Frank. He is a 4-month-old Lab/Hound/Shepherd/Cane Corso mix who is full of love and an expert at kisses. Frank weighs 24 pounds and we expect him to reach about 50-60 pounds fully grown. This little guy has a mainly black, short-haired coat, with a faint white stripe on his nose, and beautiful caramel brown paws. Frank is as sweet as his chocolate-coloured eyes and full of puppy love and mischief.

Frank, along with his brother and sister, were picked up by Pound Dog Rescue from a shelter. Frank grew up in the company of his siblings and loves other dogs. If his future home had another dog they should be young enough to keep up with Frank’s puppy energy. Because he is a puppy, he is still learning to be polite when interacting with dogs and understand when his older foster brother doesn’t want to play with him. Frank is not being fostered in a home with children; however, he is a puppy in his mouthing stage so we are looking for a home with children over the age of 8 who are well versed with proper dog play.

Frank has learned so much since arriving in this foster home. He’s progressing well in his house training, but he doesn’t yet know how to indicate that he needs to go outside. Frank is still young so we are looking for a home where someone is available to let him out regularly. In addition, Frank has begun crate training. He is absolutely wonderful in his crate. He sleeps there through the night with no fuss and goes in a couple of times a day for good puppy naps. Frank is a young and mischievous puppy so if he is not being directly supervised his crate is the safest place for him. Frank has also begun learning basic commands like sit, down, wait, and off. He’s a fast learner but is still a puppy so he can get distracted easily therefore we would characterize these tricks as ‘in progress’. With patience and consistency, we think Frank will be able to learn anything that you’d like to teach him as he is a very smart boy. Frank is very eager to please so a home that is committed to basic and advanced obedience training would be a great fit for Frank.

This little pup enjoys walks and cuddles. Frank walks well on his leash however, he is still a young puppy so he does get tired on longer walks. Usually Frank plops himself down on some shady grass for a rest if he’s feeling too tired or hot. With some encouragement, and a treat tossed ahead of him, Frank will get back up and continue the walk. We would characterize Frank as a medium-energy dog. He still requires walks, play, and time outside but after he likes to curl up in your lap or on some cozy blankets to sleep. We have found him to be the cutest cuddle bug. Given the choice, he will curl up on your lap or next to his dog foster sibling rather than alone. When you enter a room this little guy hops on over for pets and usually ends up giving your toes lots of kisses. Frank is beginning to develop his prey drive. When he sees a squirrel or a bird on a walk he will pull you towards it. In order to work on this, Frank has been learning various commands such as ‘heel’, ‘watch me,’ and ‘find it’ (where we toss a treat on the ground and he must sniff it out). Given his developing pretty drive, we would not recommend a home with cats or other small animals.

As a younger dog, Frank will require structure and guidance to understand the rules of his new home. Though he is a very sweet boy he can be mischievous at times and given the chance he would gladly put his feet up on the counter to see what food you are making, chew on something he’s not supposed to, or steal something that smells like his favourite person. Frank responds well to a firm ‘no’ or ‘uh uh’ along with redirection to an appropriate outlet for his energy. Frank is confident inside his home, but he is still learning a great many things outside. Currently, the noises of dogs barking or sudden loud sounds make him nervous and he will run to the door to try and hide inside. With time Frank will understand these things are nothing to be afraid of, but we would recommend that his forever family take things slow and avoid big crowds, very busy streets, and other similar situations until Frank has gained some confidence.

Frank has been given a clean bill of health by the vet, had all of his shots and is a happy boy.  This means he is ready to find his forever home! Frank is ready to give a family all of the love, laughter, and cuddles they could ever ask for!