Walker is a 1 1/2 yr old hound mix. He arrived on 8-30-17. If you are interested in adopting Walker after he completes his training please contact the Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care and Control at email@example.com
Week 1. Walker has had a good first week in the program. He is settling into his new environment well. The first few days he showed some signs of separation anxiety, but the handler worked with him right away and he now can be left in his crate alone with no fuss. Walker is a friendly dog that gets along with all people and other dogs. Walker responds very well to all his commands (sit, down, paw, stay wait) and his leash walking and recall is improving. He shows some fear and skittishness but that is improving as he gets accustomed to his handler and new surroundings. Walker has no issues with resource guarding people or dog reactivity. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body, according to his handler. He does love to play fetch. A very good first week for Walker.
Week 2. Walker has been doing well and is making steady progress. He likes to play witht he other dogs in the program and loves to play fetch. Walker has a mild temperment and is very friendly with all people. He will make a great pet. He has no issues with people or other dogs. He also has no issues with resource guarding. He knows his cues/command sit, down, wait, stay and paw. His leash walking and recall are very good. Walker would be a good fit with any individual or family.
Week 3. Walker is continuing to progress extremely well. His separation anxiety is pretty much gone. Walker will make a great family pet when his training is complete. His handler thinks he could be a search dog because he is very active and is extremely sensitive to commands. He loves to have his leash put on him and get to work - hence the name Walker. I had the chance this week to take Walker to the vet's (shots). I I was actually stunned by how great he was. He walked by my side, rode very well in the car, listened to his commands, and just generally behaved He was a little scared and stayed verty close to me, but with a little reassurance, he was as close to perfect as any dog I have seen when taking them outside the prison. Good job Walker!
Week 4. Walker just continues to be a great dog. His separation anxiety is close to being gone. He is comfortable with being left alone. He can be either in or out of the crate, and exhibits zero destructive behavior. He is great with all dogs, although he has tendency to get overexcied and play rough with with dogs his size or larger, which sometimes annoys the other dog(s). He has a lot of energy and loves to run and play outside. His handler wants to continue refining his manner to help avoid issues. He would do best with a individual/famility that has a good size yard and another dog.
Week 5. Once again there is nothing but praise for Walker. He continues to be a great and loving dog. He loves to play outside but also enjoys as much attention as you can give him. The way Walker is progressing, he should be ready for his furever home within the next few weeks.