Harley is a 2 yr old male lab mix. He arrived in the progra on 10-24-18. He was adopted 12-5-18 but sadly returned to the program. If you would be interested in adopting Harley after he completes his training, please contact Linda Domer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-800-6102.
Week 1. Harley's handler began working with him. The first thing noted is that he is terrified of stairs, so his handler has backed off on those until Harley becomes more comfortable with his new surroundings. Introduction on the leash to the other dogs went well. He showed no aggession towards people or dogs, but takes affection as an invitation to play, and he mouths people when playing, so that is a priority to address. Apparently Harley is avery playful dog! His handler says he is already starting to improve. Harley is a little shy with new people but no aggression. If someone runs hear him he gets excited and wants to play. He already knows how to sit and offer his paw on command. Apparently he also loves to lick! He's doing well with stopping and stay, or waiting at the doorway for his handler to invite him through. He appears to know fetch in most instances. Harley is a little sensitive to having his paws touched, but will allow them to be wiped with little resistance. Harley's main issue that needs to be addressed - he humps everything!! This will be a new training experience for all the handlers as Harley is our first "humper"!!
Week 2. Harley is very energetic, playful, smart and affectionate. He play well with the other dogs. Harley is still very afraid of the stairs. He will go down, but is very uncomfortable going up. His recall is very good. He is still on the shy side with regards tonew people or new spaces. Once familiar, he is fine. Harley is a jumper, so his handler is working on that issue, along with teaching all his cues. Right now he is good with sit, down, wait, paw and leash-walking.
Week 3. Harley continues to show improvement. He is still lightly mouthing people but is showing improvement. He is still having issues with the stairs (scared) and his handler is continuing to work with him. Harley enjoys playing fetch. He also enjoys playing with Zoe. Harley is a ery playful and high energy dog. He continues to show improvement whe meeting new people.
Week 4. Harley is making great progress. He's still a little gun-shy with the stairs but improvement can be seen. Harley loves to play and whoever adopts him needs to know he needs LOTS of exercise. He is doing extremely well with the other dg, and hasn't shown any issues. Harley is a big, playing and affectionate dog!!
Week 5. Sadly Harley was returned the same day he was adopted. He apparently jumped on a child to play and unfortunately knocked her down. Harley is a big boy who is energetic and still plays like a puppy. He is great with people and the other dogs. And a noteworthy accomplishment - Harley has conquered the stairs!! Now that he has, he loves nothing more than to run up and down, kinda like a kid who just learned to walk!! We know there is the right home waiting for him. Probably one that doesn't have small children, just because of his size and energy level.
Week 6. Harley continues to show himself as a fun-loving, energetic, playful boy. His body may be full grown, but he still has quite a bit of puppy in him. He is great with all people and the other dogs. Harley knows all his commands. Harley needs a home that is active, as he needs a lot of running and play time. He really is wonderful, loving dog and would do well in any family. Because of his size, he would do best with kids 12 and over..
Week 7. Harley has no issues and is ready for his FUREVER home!! He loves his doggie playmates and is wonderful with all people. I know there is a perfect home for him.
Week 8. Harley continues to be a wonderful, loving dog. He is ready to have his own home and family. He is a very active boy who would do best in an active home. He's a young dog and needs his exercise! And what a handsome boy! We know the right family is out there just waiting for him!
Week 9. Harley is GREAT and is ready for his furever, loving home! He loves people and enjoys playing with the other dogs, and apparently walking them. He likes to take their leashes and walk with them or pull them into his handlers cell so he can play!!! He is a wonderful dog who would do best in an active home with or without kids (12 and over due to his size).