Dusty used to have crappy weeks. Actually, each week, week after week, was crappy. The same smelly barn. The same stinky bedding. The same boring life. And then it changed. Dusty got released from the commercial breeding farm and life began!
He is such a good boy. He is so easy to love. He eats well, sleeps well, and likes to play hard. Dusty LOVES being outside. The more outside time the better. We've only heard him bark a little and that happened when he was outside. He saw a rabbit and could not contain himself.
Dusty is quite smitten with other dogs and will play with them as much as they will allow.
Dusty had never been on a leash before coming to SPIN and this has been quite scary for him. Actually, it caused him to freeze; not moving an inch. We are learning that he doesn't like to have any tension on the lead. He will walk only when the leash is loose and he can go where he wants. Thankfully he usually wants to follow his people. He is also learning to come on command. At first, he didn’t know his name, but he is responding to it quite well now.
He continues to be anxious and skittish. Dusty startles quickly, especially if you move your arms or legs quickly or if there are unexpected noises. Slow and steady is what Dusty is comfortable with. He is also easily startled if you drop something.
Dusty loves affection. He will walk right up to you to be petted. He loves to be in the same room as his 2 and 4 legged family members. Dusty has taken to his kennel quite nicely. He goes into it on his own when he comes into the bedroom at night. We think he considers it a safe place.
Dusty is a very bright boy and catches on quickly to what it is you want him to do if treats are involved. He LOVES treats even if the treat is just kibble. He is such a sweet and beautiful boy.
If you are interested in learning more about Dusty, please contact us to start the conversation.
Poodle - Standard
Adult (5-9 Years) (02/27/2017) - Estimated
21 - 30 Kilograms
Black and White & Grey
Not Tested With Kids
I Like Select Dogs
Not Tested With Cats
Not Tested With Small Animals
I Have Not Been Tested with Livestock
I'm Not Trained Yet
Special Needs (Emotional)
Experienced Dog Owner Required, Fenced Yard Required, Calm Home/Quiet Environment Required, Socially Imperfect, Timid and Needs Time