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DOGID: 16763
Name: Hooper
Location: Frederick, MD
Age: 3.5
Color: Brown
Sex: male
Weight: 85
Neutered? yes
Vaccines: rabies, DHLPP, kennel cough, Heartworm preventative, Flea pill
Heartworm Negative? Yes
Health Conditions:
Housetrained? yes
Dog surrendered to Rescue because: Bit someone
Other Reason:
Good With: other dogs, kids
Dog Likes: water, retrieving, car rides;
Working Ability: unknown
Working Comments: Hooper is usually good with other dogs, people and kids, but once he knows them. He's unsure of new people and can be aggressive in those situations. Once he knows they are safe and OK with us, he usually gets along well with them.
Behavioral Problems: other problems
Other Behavioral Problems: Has some aggression with people/dogs he doesn't know. He can be a very sweet and fun-loving dog, if he feels comfortable. We have no problems with family and their dogs, however, we have to separate the dogs when feeding because he can have some food aggression when the other dogs are around.
Bitten? Yes
Bite Explanation: A neighbor came to the house with his cousin and were in the driveway with my husband. The dog ran out when our son went outside and ran up to the neighbor, who he loves. Then the cousin reached his hand down to let Hooper sniff him. Hooper appeared to have been startled or scared by the person he didn't know. Hooper went to bite him and successfully bit his arm, resulting in 3-4 stitches.
Commands known: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel, Bathroom
Tricks: Loves to fetch balls and ropes in the yard as well as when swimming and will return them to you many times.
Other Info: Hooper has worked with behaviorists/trainers at our local Sit Means Sit. He completed a two week immersion program two years ago and they trained him with an e-collar. He then participated in 3 private training sessions, then followed up with weekly group classes. He did wonderfully in all the situations. The trainers will also board him when we go out of town and they have no problems when he's there. Unfortunately, we have not kept up with the weekly training classes. We have found that placing a muzzle on him alleviates our nerves when taking him places and we know that he cannot hurt anyone in the instance that he may become aggressive. Like many other Chessies, Hooper is very protective, but he's also a big, goofy baby. He is trained on an invisible fence. He needs to be in a place where he can be contained and cannot approach people when they come to the house unless supervised. Our property is not situated that way. He would probably do best on a farm or with a hunter. He would love the companionship of a new owner who took him to have fun or taught him to work. He LOVES "his people" and wants to be with us all the time!
Contact: Teresa Cornell
Phone: 2406747653
Date Posted: 11/18/2017

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