From South Carolina


Name: Tito
Weight: 50 pounds
Age: 3 years
Gender: male
Breed: lab mix
Colour: black

Good with adults: yes.. very friendly
Good with kids: 16 years and older because of his sensitivity to quick movement and loud noises
Good with other dogs: starts off a little unsure and afraid of new dogs. He is not sure about playing with other dogs at this point..but is coexisting politely and keeping his distance.
Good with cats: no
House trained: yes
Crate trained: very good in his crate. Will whine or bark on occasion when he wants out or it’s time to eat
Energy level: medium
Can be handled/touched: yes
Barker: sometimes, mainly when excited about food or going out.
Flight risk: probably not
Food aggressive: have not seen any aggression.
Walks on leash: yes, pulls a little
Rides well in car: yes
Destructive: have not seen destruction
Needs a home with a yard: not necessarily as long as exercise is adequate
Needs a home with another dog: no, he would do best as the only dog in the home
Can live in an apartment: he would do okay but does bark sometimes in his crate.

Tito has been in Foster for several months with a busy household of all adults. He loves all people that come into the house and is friendly with everyone. He is use to people coming and going and enjoys meeting everyone.

He walks well on his leash and is housetrained and crate trained. He is friendly with strangers on walks and shows interest in dogs he sees by getting excited and pulling towards them but he has not been allowed to meet other dogs on walks yet given he was spooked by sudden quick movements. He would likely do well with a calm dog but an excitable poorly behaved dog may be too much for him. He does not appear to have any prey drive towards small creatures he sees while out walking.

He is extremely food motivated which is assisting in his obedience training. He is still learning manners so can sometimes be a bit jumpy and mouthy when he gets excited. He is sometimes silly and gets the zoomies when he has built up energy.

Tito is getting more used to the world around him but does get spooked by quick sudden movements and loud unexpected noises therefore any young children would be too stressful for him. Older teenagers and adults provide a calmer more stable environment.

Tito needs a a strong experienced, confident handler who will provide him with a very structured environment which he seems to thrive on. There needs to be rules set (no couches or beds) and his owner needs to follow through with them to show Tito he can trust his owner to be in control.

He has not shown any resource guarding with any of his toys but did have one incident of resource guarding with a very high value bone he was given that was taken which resulted in him nipping. Any high value treats are now only provided to him while he is in his crate which has been successful in managing the issue. An adopter needs to be aware he will guard extremely high value treats and must be prepared to manage it appropriately.

Tito would greatly benefit from continued training therefore an adopter who is committed to ensuring he continues with training is requested.