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DOGID: 16681
Name: Elvis
Location: Wimberley, TX
Age: 1.5
Color: Brown
Sex: male
Weight: 85 lbs
Neutered? yes
Vaccines: rabies, DHLPP, kennel cough, Heartworm preventative, Flea pill, dewormed
Heartworm Negative? Yes
Health Conditions: none
Housetrained? yes
Dog surrendered to Rescue because: Housing concerns
Other Reason:
Good With: other dogs, strangers, cats, kids
Dog Likes: water, retrieving;
Working Ability: good
Working Comments: We have not trained him as a hunting dog, but he loves playing frisbie, retrieving on land and in water; loves swimming in the water!!
Behavioral Problems: digging, submissive urination, dominance over humans
Other Behavioral Problems: Elvis was raised as a singleton and does not seem quite clear about his boundaries. We have been working with him on food and toy aggression. He adores my husband who is dominant over him and wants to get in his lap every night, but shows dominance toward me (wife). He is very smart, and can be quite charming (when he wants to be). I notice things are much better when Elvis is alone with me, versus when my husband is home.
Bitten? No
Bite Explanation:
Commands known: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel, Bathroom
Tricks: He is very smart and knows just about everything we talk to him about.... he just takes time deciding whether or not he wants to obey! He does, but he can be stubborn about it sometimes.
Other Info: Elvis is 1 1/2 years old. He is a bit high strung and needs to be exercised every day, twice a day. He has a mind of his own and definitely needs an authoritative master. He really can be quite fun and is vocal (in a good way). He is good with our cats, loves other dogs and handles other people well, including children, if they don't rush up to him too quickly. He has greatly improved with the submissive urination; that rarely occurs any more.
Contact: Wanda Pelarski
Phone: 512 627-8732
Date Posted: 6/19/2017

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