|Animal ID: 14-036Hugo (male)|
Cocker Spaniel Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults |
|Personality:|| High Energy, Submissive |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current | Are you looking for an Agility dog - one who loves to run and jump and spring into the air? Hugo can jump very high and run as fast as ever. He is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel mix thought to be about 2-years-old. Although he had no obedience training until he came into rescue, he is amazingly well-behaved and listens with his heart wide open. When first in rescue he had no idea how to play or what to do with a ball or a toy. Hugo is a very active young dog who does require a good size yard with at least a 6-foot privacy fence. He has been known to jump over a 6-foot fence when he is on a mission: getting a squirrel or his foster dad leaving ... (Read More)the driveway. Thankfully he has good recall and comes when called. Hugo's life started as an outside dog where he was alone and no one available to give him any attention or love. He developed a habit to bark, hoping his bark would get someone's attention. He was ultimately taken away by animal control where he lived in a shelter for more than a month. After being rescued, Hugo was kind but often acted like a wild child running from scary things and looking for safe hiding places. Through daily consistent repetitive training exercises, his behavior began to improve. He learned how to sit, wait, get off, and get down but may need a reminder as his excitement gets a hold of him and he forgets. His leash manners have greatly improved. The human on the other end of the leash needs knows how and when to remind him if he forgets his manners. At first, Hugo did not know how to play or have fun; he was afraid of other dogs and would run and hide from everyone. He now gets along relatively well with his foster doggies. He does have food and bone guarding issues, so it's important to feed him separately from others. Hugo appears to have some herding instincts. Hugo observed his foster mom directing a litter of puppies into their crates. Within just a few days, Hugo began herding them toward their crate - gently nudging them with his nose. As the puppies grew, Hugo could be found running and playing with them, even letting them jump on and over him, playing to their hearts content. Recently, some 8-17 year-olds starting agility experiments with Hugo. He jumps over a 3 foot garden fence, sits, receives a reward, then does it again. He also loves to run on the patio railing and find a place to perch like a rooster smelling into the air and looking for who knows what. He will bark loudly however out of excitement until he is corrected for barking. Hugo can be a little mouthy but this too has decreased considerably by not doing things to him where he feels threatened and has to nip. At times, if he doesn't like what you're doing, he might put his mouth on your hand. With proper understanding by his family and others, this can be avoided. Because of this, his physical strength and his need for a high-activity lifestyle, we recommend a family without babies or toddlers. With continued consistent training with manners and rules, along with plenty of activities, Hugo will continue to learn how to be happy. If you are an active person/family and want an Agility Dog, Hugo is sure to bring you many ribbons for many years. Hugo is micro-chipped, neutered and up-to-date on his shots. If you would like to meet Hugo and continue to help him adapt to a happier life, please fill out an Adoption Application Online. Hugo's adoption fee is $300. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well being of the dog. (Less) Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:
Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue
Arapahoe County Centennial, CO 80111 MAP IT!
|General Information 303-617-1939 |