Bravo is a 15 month old plott hound who just came into the program today (7-14-17). If you are interested in adopting him after he completes his training, please contact his Rescue, HART for Animals Rescue, Debbie Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org..
Week 1. Since this is the first journals on Bravo, I'm going to include all the information. Bravo has 4 handlers this week (1 primary and 3 who currently don't have dogs). This week Bravo demonstrated dog socialization with other dogs. He reacted mildly towards some of them, which the handler will work on. He is a high energy dog. His recall is improving but most of the time he ignores his recall. That is another thing that will be part of his overall training. He loves people and loves to jump on them (which is a no-no and will be addressed with his basic obedience cues and commands. He loves to play fetch and catch with the tennis ball. Bravo is housbroken and has learned to go to his crate (may take a couple times before he listens but he eventually goes in). When he is in the housing unit, he's a really laid back dog, but he loves the outside and loves to play with people. The handlers also exercise the dogs before they start the training (a tired dog is a good dog and learns quickly). Right now the cues/commands he knows are sit, down, paw, crate, no, come here, stop and "ah-ah". He seems to really enjoy people. He also has no resource guarding issues. His manners are relatively good but he's so playful he sometimes forgets them. He is only 15 months so basically he's just becoming an adolescent
Week 2. Bravo is an 18 month old puppy looking for a great home. Brvo is a great dog, very energetic which he can control. He is getting better at his good manners and cues/commands. He appears to be a dog that needs a strong attitude that needs to know his human is in charge.. He has no aggression at all. He will bark to other dogs because he wants to get to know them and play. He does try to be the dominate dog, so the handler is working on training him that he cannot jump on another dog.. He knows his cue/commands sit, don, wait, come, no, stop. His handlers is still working on stay which he is beginning to do better but still is a work in progress.