Kobey (20210522-01)

Kobey (20210522-01)
From: Kentucky

You can probably tell just by lookin’ that I’m one of those strong yet sensitive types…the kind who never forgets birthdays or anniversaries, but can still carry the kitty litter home in his backpack. And did I say I was a good listener with a big vocabulary? It’s all true….every last word!

I’m hopin’ that you’ll put me in one of those training classes I hear about. I’ll learn even more manners and believe me, learning is important in my family. I’m only 2 years old, so I have a fair bit of energy that needs to be exercised with walks and games.

I’m a deep thinker too…Where do barks come from? Do plastic bags float? and the eternal question that has plagued my gender since the beginning of time…If I pee on it, do I own it?

I am looking forward to being the best friend you didn’t know you had. I want to be there on all your spring and summer adventures, right beside you!

My name is Kobey, I’m a 2-year old lab cross, and a fast learner!

Name: Kobey (20210522-01)
Weight: 65 lbs
Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
Breed: American Bulldog mix
Color: White and Brown

Good With Adults: Yes
Good With Kids: Maybe older kids
Good With Other Dogs: With proper intros
Good With Cats: Unknown
Crate Trained: Will go in his crate on his own but does not like the door closed
Housebroken: Yes if taken out regularly
Energy Level: Medium
Can be handled/touched: Yes
Barker: No
Escape Artist: No
Food Aggressive: No
Walks on Leash: Yes, but reactive to people and dogs that come close to him
Destructive: no
Needs a yard: yes
Needs another dog: no
Good in an apartment: no

Backstory: Stray

Foster comments: Kobey is a smart, easily trainable dog that would thrive in the right environment.

He would benefit from living in a quiet neighbourhood, with a fenced backyard, that does not have a lot of car or foot traffic as he can be reactive to people and dogs that come close to him.

He is a sweet boy that likes to cuddle and does have some mild separation anxiety as he loves being around his people. He would do best enrolled in training classes to make him the best dog that he can be.

Foster update:
His separation anxiety is much better. I can leave him for 3 hours at a time and he just rests in my room. He is still reactive towards other dogs, but he listens to me more when I pull him away from triggers. He is hardly exposed to any new people but he does seem less reactive towards people we come across on walks (he is easier to distract). I’m working on impulse control exercises with him at home. He’s very receptive and is learning very quickly.

He really is a very sweet dog that loves the people he trusts. He’s one of the most affectionate dogs I have met and definitely one of the most cuddly ones. He loves nature and will thrive in a peaceful, green environment with space for him to run around and just be a dog.