Hope is just over a year old and is a shepherd/rottie mix. She comes crate trained (with crate) and has training in all basic obedience commands. She knows sit, down, stay, heel, loose leash walking, sit pretty, beg, high five, roll over and most imporantly, the recall. (She can work wearing either regular collar or Gentle Leader head collar) Her adoption fee includes a session with me to teach you how she was taught so you can continue her training using positive methods.
Hope came into the program due to her over exuberance with the kids in the home. She needed to be taught proper manners. She has learned those lessons well and now just needs a new family to love. She loves to play frisbee and fetch games.
Hope loves to play and is a very sweet dog who learns quickly. Training has helped her confidence but she can be shy in some new situations. She does get very excited when she sees other dogs. (We are still working on that-her training continues until the day she is adopted.)
She is living at the prison with her handlers so call to set up a visit with her if you want to meet her (at the shelter) in the flesh.
Looking for a great dog? Consider your own local shelter. There are many just like Hope waiting for a new home.
On another somewhat related note we are now actively looking to add a pug to our home. My son has been wanting one for two years and we have decided the time has come to make it happen. If anyone knows of an individual pug in need of a new home in New England (we are in Maine) please let me know. It has to be able to live with our dogs Missy and Jack, and two well behaved dog savey children. (ages 10 and 12) I obviously will check in with shelters and rescue groups in the area. All leads are appreciated.